Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link700Shares Comment Bernd Leno says he ‘did a very good job’ in north London derby after mistake for Spurs opener The German was happy with his overall display despite messing up early on (Picture: Getty)Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno felt he was ‘unlucky’ for the mistake that saw Tottenham take the lead in the north London but was pleased with his response as he made a number of important stops.The German was picking the ball out of his net after just 10 minutes when he meekly palmed a tame effort from Erik Lamela into the path of Christian Eriksen, who tapped home from close range.Harry Kane doubled the visitors’ lead from the penalty spot, but Leno made a host of fine saves to keep Spurs at bay after that and he was happy with his overall performance level as he helped the side fight back to draw 2-2. Leno parried the ball straight to Eriksen who had the easiest of finishes (Picture: Getty)Asked about the mistake for the goal, Leno told reporters: ‘I couldn’t catch the ball completely and then I tried to get up but Eriksen scored, it was unlucky but that is the life of a goalkeeper.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For me it was then like the team, I had to stand up. It is not a big problem just because we conceded a goal, I had to stay positive and I thought after that I did a very good job.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think it was a very difficult start but then we said as a team on the pitch after going 2-0 down “we have to stay positive”.‘There was still an hour to play and we know about the character in this team and also our quality and then after it went to 2-1 you could see that we at least wanted to draw the game and at the end we still had the chances to win.’ Advertisement Advertisement Leno feels Arsenal and Spurs are evenly matched and either team could have won (Getty)On where the balance of power lies in north London, he continued: ‘We showed that we can play better than them. To be honest, in the first half you saw the quality of Tottenham so again it will a very hard fight until the end of the season and then we will see who will be better.‘Some minutes after the game it was a little bit disappointing because we had the chance [to win]. But after one hour you have to say it is okay because we were 2-0 down and came back to 2-2 and also that Tottenham had a lot of chances and could have scored the third goal so at the end it was a deserved draw. We are very close.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 8, 2020 Mindset and spirit in LaLiga before Osasuna: “Complicated match in complicated field, they are doing very well. We know the difficulties, but we are prepared to give everything and make a strong match. It’s another ending. “Criticisms of Marcelo: “Yes, of course they hurt. They are players who give everything on the field. It hurts me and the players too, they give it their all in the field and the fans, which is the most important thing I think they have seen, is fair. We have lost, we are not happy with the elimination but they have seen that we have given everything. We had 21 games without losing and now we have to go back to that again. Give one hundred percent, be positive, because outside does not help ”
1 When can a fourth substitute be used at the World Cup 2018?If a game goes to extra-time, World Cup bosses will get the option to use a fourth substitute.Fifa have brought in the ruling for the first time after successful trials in domestic competitions over the past two years.During his Real Madrid days, Alvaro Morata became the first fourth substitute ever in the men’s game when he was brought on for Cristiano Ronaldo during extra-time of the 2016 Club World Cup.Eager to push forward with the idea, a fourth sub will be available during extra time at Champions League and Europa League knockout rounds from next season.Mario Gotze famously entered the field in Rio as an 88th minute substitute, moments before the final went to extra-time – and went on to strike the winner.Under the new ruling, managers can wait until the added 30 minutes and use another set of fresh legs from their 12-man benches.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Getty Mario Gotze came off the bench to score an extra time winner four years ago in Rio We all know the benefits of the super sub.Fresh legs from the bench can turn a game one way or the other, and now bosses are being given an extra substitution in World Cup knockout games.