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Ogbonna silence on penalty giveaway

Ogbonna commited a ridiculous foul to give Palace a penalty

Ogbonna committed a ridiculous foul to give Palace a penalty

Angelo Ogbonna – having given away a needless penalty – is astounded that West Ham didn’t win the game against Crystal Palace.

The official website – as expected – are bringing a series of players quotes and having heard from Andre Ayew, it’s now Ogbonna’s turn to tell us all how shocked his is at coming away from Selhurst Park with just the point.

The Italian of course was responsible for the foul on Andros Townsend which gave Palace a way back into the game early in the second half.

However, that is not a matter for discussion in this interview which finds the central defender claiming it should have been three points.

His quote however is: ” We are focused for the next game. It’s a lesson. It’s a big lesson for us. We have to have to keep the ball.”

“It’s a defeat for us. It’s a defeat because we played well and we stayed in the game until the last minute. Everybody saw then what happened.”

“In the game anything can happen so we have to play not just for the manager but for ourselves. For our Club and for everybody.”

Yes Oggy, thanks for that and let’s hope we can focus on not committing stupid fouls inside the penalty area as well eh?


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9 comments on “Ogbonna silence on penalty giveaway

  1. He gave another free kick away at the edge of the Penalty Area by a reckless lunge – I think it was the one where Cabaye hit the post – it was clumsy, stupid and completely unnecessary – very poor indeed!

  2. “We stayed in the game until the last minute. Everybody then saw what happened” Isn’t Ogbonna calling out Antonio here? Look in the bloody mirror pal, cos everybody saw your equally stupid decision making when giving away the pen which provided Palace their lifeline. Shame Bilic didn’t call you out too.
    Cut out these dopey individual errors and we might pick up a few more points.

  3. shameful passing of the buck by him.

  4. And, if my memory serves me correctly, this is not the first stupid unnecessary pen that Oggy has conceded. As with Antonio’s total lack of concentration at the end, these are all individual errors that are costing serious points. In fact, i cannot think back when so many individual, avoidable errors have cost us so dearly under any other manager other than Bilic. And in this I am including red cards.

  5. And not so long ago he was a hero who played through injury – a shining example to everything Payet wasn’t. How fickle we are. To be honest, he’s always been a liability but that playing through injury kind of became a reasonable excuse. As for Antonio at the end, yeah, totally inexcusable, but Palace still had to get that ball down the other end, Zaha had to twist two players inside out and shoot across the face of Hart to score low into the far corner…so irrespective of giving the ball away down their end, they should never had scored as they did. Incompetence throughout.

  6. I’m tired of all the talk from these players. It reminds me of Sams excuses after each poor performance. You get numb to it and Slaven is now exactly the same.

  7. Ogbonna publicly blaming Antonio to cover his own aris shows the division in the changing room.

  8. Ogbonna publicly blaming Antonio to cover his own aris, shows the division in the changing room. I wonder what Antonio thinks of him now.

  9. We played well ….ha ha ha ha ha ha …..if that’s playing well wtf do we look like when we play bad …ha ha ha

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