Arsenal central defender David Luiz has accepted his mistake during Arsenal's 0-3 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night, saying more than the team's fault, his errors cost them the game.
The Brazilian first failed to clear a ball which Raheem Sterling made the most of and scored the opening goal in the first half added time.
Luiz was later sent off for hacking down Riyad Mahrez inside the penalty area four minutes into the second half.
"It's not the team's fault, it was my fault," he told Sky Sports. "Today I think the team did well, especially with 10 men, the coach is amazing, the players did amazing, it's just my fault.
"I took the decision to play, I should have taken another decision in the last two months, but I didn't. It was all about my contract, whether I stay or not. I have 14 days to be here, and that's it. Today was my fault.
"I don't want to use it as an alibi or an excuse, but it's my fault and that's it.
"I love to be here, that's why I continue to train hard, that's why I came here today, that's why I've tried to do everything, that's why I'm here putting my face up, that's why I said to the players no one had to speak, I'm happy to show my face and be here.
"I want to stay, the coach knows, he wants me to stay, and we are just waiting for the decisions," said the 33-year old whose contract at Arsenal is set to expire in the coming weeks.
That did not stop the internet to mercilessly troll the Brazilian defender. Here are some examples:
Peter Drury: "David Luiz is more of a Pandemic to Arsenal than the Coronavirus" pic.twitter.com/Sp0JlNONQ5
— Goalseeker10 (@darwin_wisdom) June 18, 2020
Good morning to y’all that enjoyed yesterday’s match. Arsenal fans you can get your’s from Your gOaT David Luiz. pic.twitter.com/j5Yc16nP8r — DƖɛɠąƈყ (@S_U_Dikko) June 18, 2020
David Luiz arriving to Arsenal’s training session tomorrow morning... pic.twitter.com/Sc2w9J7oaq
— CLOUD 9 (@AlhajiCloud9) June 18, 2020
We hate injustice... Chelsea needs to compensate Arsenal for this!. . #JusticeForArsenal Man city vs David Luiz #MCIDAV pic.twitter.com/aPjd2GDdfM — Oga Web Designer🇳🇬 (@samCodeNg) June 18, 2020
— Uncle Mutundwe PhD (@SKigaani) June 18, 2020
Arteta to David Luiz when he comes to training today 😭 #MCIARS #DavidLuiz pic.twitter.com/ot15DD0uKw — THE PLUG (@YW186) June 18, 2020
(With inputs from IANS)