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'For me, luck doesn't exist'

Pedro Martinez Losa

Pedro Martinez Losa declined to blame his side's defeat on poor luck after narrowly losing 1-0 to WSL table-toppers Manchester City on Sunday.

Here's what the Arsenal Ladies boss had to say to Arsenal.com post-match:

on the defeat…
I think it is about the mental battles, we are a team who - sadly in those mental battles in the game when the games are very equal and little details, especially against Manchester City - are disconnecting a little. We received that goal and after that it’s very difficult to come back against a team who is not receiving goals. Obviously we made it a little difficult with receiving that goal and we had some chances and some moments to dominate the game, but we didn’t do it.
 

"For me, luck doesn’t exist. When the opponent scores goals and you don’t, there is probably something that we didn’t do right. We didn’t get the result and we have to improve."

Pedro Martinez Losa

on trying to qualify for the Champions League…

Now we want to focus on recovering the team from the mental situation and to try to win the next game. This is the most important. Sometimes after you come with a loss at home you have to make sure that you can win games again and once you win games again you can think about other things.
 
on the standout performers…
I think Jordan in the last games is doing a fantastic job but obviously all the players want to do well. There is no one player who wants to loose the ball or miss a pass, but I think Jordan is one of the players who is stepping up in terms of mentality, competitiveness and also football.
 
on the remaining games…We have three more games left, our target is always to beat the opponent. We have Doncaster twice and after that one we have Liverpool, so of course.
 
on almost equalising…
That’s football. For me, luck doesn’t exist. When the opponent scores goals and you don’t, there is probably something that we didn’t do right. We didn’t get the result and we have to improve. Probably a lot of things we did well because we are professional level and the difference is minimal but we have to think about why the difference is minimal.
 
on the response of the team…
I think we tried, I think they were as a team - Manchester City - they were capable as a team to attack and press when they did it, but they were also capable to defend and be very compact and organised when they scored that goal. It was difficult for us to break them down on a pitch like this one, which is not very big and it was difficult for us. They didn’t have too many difficulties to defend that well. I think this is probably why they are going to win the league, because they are capable to compete in all the circumstances and situations.
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