Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has apologised to fans for their exit from the Champions League in embarrassing fashion. The Spanish right-back said it hurt the team when fans stormed out of the stadium after things fell apart again for them at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners had needed to defeat a star-studded Bayern Munich side by 4-0 to progress but that was not to be as the Bavarians romped to a 5-1 victory over the side.
“I am really hurt because to see the fans leave the stadium so early,” the Spanish defender is quoted by the club’s official website.
“At the end of the day we play for them, want them to be happy, to be behind us, and it hurts to see them leave so early.
“We have to say sorry to the fans because we want to do better than that. We just need to try to make them happy with the rest of our season.
“We know we have got the players and the potential to do well, we just need to play every game the same way that we started on Tuesday. If we play that kind of football, we can be up there.
“We knew it was very hard for us to come back after that, and we just need to look at ourselves, learn from this situation and focus on Saturday. We have another game, another competition which we know we can do well in and we need to prepare for it,” he told club website.
The team was condemned to another back to back loss after losing 3-1 to Liverpool last Saturday. The Gunners have had to endure a turbulent time of underwhelming performances coupled with their manager Arsene Wenger’s uncertainty to remain at the club next season and rows with Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal will face Lincoln City in the FA Cup quarter finals on Saturday.