West Ham striker Mikhail Antonio expressed his apologies to Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. What happened?
On the 8th, Manchester United and West Ham clashed in the 35th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season. The match was won by West Ham 1-0.
The disaster caused by goalkeeper De Gea’s fatal mistake led to this result. In the 27th minute of the first half, West Ham’s Saeed Benrama’s shot was not blocked properly. It wasn’t even an ordinary shot. It was just a slow shot.
However, a shocking scene occurred. The ball slowly headed towards the goal, hit De Gea’s hand, and was sucked into the goal. It was a fatal mistake by De Gea.
After that, a huge amount of criticism towards De Gea began. Outraged Manchester United fans raised their voices to release De Gea immediately, and many pundits also expressed doubts about Gea’s competitiveness in making frequent mistakes. 스포츠토토
In this match, Antonio started as a forward striker and watched the scene. In fact, Antonio did nothing wrong to De Gea. He has no reason to be sorry. But Antonio felt pity for De Gea for making a shocking mistake. It was a pity to watch him.
He appeared on a podcast and said, “I was surprised by De Gea’s mistake. That goal, that ball, was so slow. I saw that and I thought De Gea was going to block it, but he didn’t.”
Antonio continued: “I can never blame De Gea. I don’t want to blame him either. De Gea has to do better and he will do better. I really don’t understand these mistakes. De Gea is a really good goalkeeper. However, he sometimes creates crazy moments like this. I feel so sorry for De Gea. I feel sorry for De Gea.”