The Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech defended the striker Alexis Sanchez, who had been criticized for the smiles on the bench in the 1:5 loss against Bayern Munich last week.
`It was sad for all of us, including for him, because I saw him. We talked about how if we had scored the second goal things would be different against Bayern, but the conversation ended with a deep sigh. The reality is that you lose with 1:5 and in the end someone spins things and says you were laughing from the bench.`, said Cech.
`For me, it is disrespectful to the player. But you can interpret the picture as you want, unfortunately. We, the players know very well what he said and how much it hurts. He was disappointed like all of us. That is a manifestation of disrespect.`, Cech added.