Did Michael Jordan block Arsenal’s path to victory?
British media ‘Express’ reported on the 15th (Korean time) that ‘Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan inspired Brighton to defeat Arsenal’.
Arsenal lost 0-3 to Brighton on the day. Failing to add points made it difficult to chase Manchester City for first place. Manchester City has 85 points from 35 matches, Arsenal has 81 points from 36 matches. If Man City only adds one win, the title will be confirmed.
But what does it mean to say that Jordan inspired him?
Denis Undaf, the protagonist of the key goal, said, “We lost to Everton, but we recovered quickly after that. It was a good response. The three points were an important match. I am happy to win.”
Brighton is 6th with 58 points from 34 matches. Up to 6th place go directly to the Europa League finals. The competition is fierce, even with Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, who have 57 points. Brighton were as desperate as Arsenal. However, in the relegation zone in the last game, he suffered a 1-5 shock defeat to Everton. A quick overhaul was needed.
According to Undaf, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi used Michael Jordan.
Undaf said, “The coach showed me a video of Jordan. I could see how he motivates each game. After we lost the game against Everton, the coach played it. Watching the video was the right choice. It shows how mentally strong we are today. I showed you,” he said.스포츠토토
In fact, when it comes to the importance of mental strength, Arsenal was more in crisis. Arsenal were in a situation where they missed the opportunity to win the Premier League, which had come in 19 years, right in front of their eyes. Nonetheless, both fighting spirit and enthusiasm were dominated by Brighton.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta bowed his head, saying, “I stood here (official press conference) feeling proud just a week ago, but today I have to apologize for the performance in the second half.”
“It was unacceptable. Mathematically, it is still possible [to win the Premier League], but today I cannot think about it. I will always protect my players, so I am responsible. You have to analyze it first.”