Europa League: Arsenal surprised us – Napoli boss, Carlo Ancelotti.
Napoli’s manager,Carlo Ancelotti was in shock to see his side fell helplessly to a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in their Europa League quarter-finals first leg tie at Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Aaron Ramsey made it to the net early at 14 minute to open the scoreline for the gunners before Lucas Torreira’s shot deflected in off Koulibaly to double Arsenal’s advantage in the 25th minute before end of half-time.
Carlo Ancelotti men however fought back in the 52nd minute with Insigne’s offside shot disallowed, then before Zielinski’s shot got over the bar in the 72nd minute wasting a beautiful another chance to pull on.
Ancelotti watched to his amazement, his side’s side struggling fruitlessly, admitted Emery’s men shocked him;
“We were taken by surprise.
”We were worried and frightened. In the second half, we made fewer mistakes and created a couple of chances, scoring would have made the comeback less difficult for the return. It’s difficult, but not impossible,he said.