Chelsea’s Emma Hayes criticises ‘male aggression’ of Arsenal’s Jonas Eidevall

Chelsea’s Emma Hayes criticises ‘male aggression’ of Arsenal’s Jonas Eidevall

The Chelsea supervisor, Emma Hayes, accused her counterpart Jonas Eidevall of “male aggression” on the touchline throughout Arsenal’s 1-0 Continential League Cup remaining win in additional time, whereas Eidevall replied it was “irresponsible” of her to make use of that label.

Hayes appeared to push Eidevall as they shook palms after the feisty tie, and she or he stated she thought his behaviour in direction of Erin Cuthbert as she went to take a throw-in within the dying minutes of the sport was “unacceptable”.

Stina Blackstenius scored the one aim deep in additional time of a decent encounter, however the victory was marred by the collapse of the Norwegian midfielder Frida Maanum.

“Frida is aware, speaking and in a secure situation. She is going to proceed to be monitored intently by our medical group,” Arsenal stated in an announcement shortly after the beginning of additional time.

Eidevall stated Maanum would journey again to London with the group: “I’ve been in a position to have a dialog along with her however not from a medical perspective, simply with checking in along with her, how she is doing, telling her that we gained, and understanding just a little bit what’s the subsequent steps.”

He additionally praised the power of his aspect to refocus after the incident. “In fact, it seems to be very scary when Frida goes down,” he stated. “The very first thing after the sport is that we don’t care about successful, we care about how is Frida. And I’m so completely satisfied that she’s doing properly. That’s far more vital than this. However in that second, there’s nothing we are able to do to manage that scenario, however we are able to management our soccer. That’s what we would have liked to do and that’s what Frida needed us to do as properly, to make her a champion.”

Arsenal’s Leah Williamson and Kim Little carry the trophy as they rejoice after the 1-0 win over Chelsea. {Photograph}: Peter Cziborra/Motion Pictures/Reuters

After the aim went in, Chelsea sought an equaliser, prompting the incident that occurred with Cuthbert after which Hayes. “Hear, I feel there’s a method to conduct your self on the touchline, I actually do. I feel it’s completely important that we function mannequin in the precise means,” Hayes stated.

“I’m not down for male aggression on the touchline, I’m actually not, and fronting as much as gamers, for me, that’s unacceptable. I’m upset and I informed Jonas that. I don’t assume it’s OK to behave like that. He bought a yellow card, and he ought to have in all probability been despatched off. I’m all for competing to win, I’ve by no means been booked in 12 years, my time right here, I completely settle for he’s a winner and needs to win however his behaviour on the touchline wasn’t acceptable.”

Eidevall expressed his disappointment at Hayes’s feedback, explaining that his frustration got here from the makes an attempt of Chelsea to make use of a unique ball late on with the Blues 1-0 down and minutes left, regardless of blocking using a multiball system earlier than the sport. Replays confirmed Eidevall gesticulating from distance as Cuthbert collected the ball, then Cuthbert approached him after taking the throw-in earlier than racing again on to the pitch.

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“I feel that’s a really irresponsible means of labelling the behaviour that I’ve, I don’t really feel comfy with that label, I don’t assume it’s the reality to do this, so I feel it’s very irresponsible to do this,” he stated. “The ball will get kicked away and Chelsea desires to take a brand new ball to throw a fast throw-in and I stated: ‘You guys needed to play with one ball, now we have to get that ball.’

“In fact, Erin doesn’t get completely satisfied over that, I didn’t say something extra in that scenario. If we determine to play with one ball we play with one ball. I wish to play with multi-ball, the sport is fast, however they didn’t wish to do it and you may’t do it when it fits you.

“I feel there’s positively a means you behave within the technical space, there’s additionally a means you behave after the sport, being a superb winner, however you additionally have to be a superb loser and be accountable in each these conditions. I’m pleased with the way in which I conduct myself and others must look within the mirror and see in the event that they’re pleased with themselves.”

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