- Match Analysis
Antonio Conte said in his post match comments, that Victor Moses’s dismissal was a “key moment”
The Blues loss to Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final was a surprise to many, Alexis Sanchez opened the score sheet for the Gunners, with referee Anthony Taylor over-ruling an offside decision missing a handball from the Chilean in the process.
In further comments regarding the sending off, the Chelsea boss tried his best to come up with a reasonable explanation as to why Victor Moses dived in the box and leaving the referee with very little choice other than to give him a second yellow card.
Speaking to SkySports, Antonio Conte had this to say
“There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be tired. I don’t think if my player dived he did it with a real intention of doing it. We have arrived at the end of the season and many players are tired, and then there is a lot of pressure.”
“It’s not a good situation to dive, for sure, but Moses is an honest player and if he did this it’s only because he was tired. He didn’t want to cheat the referee.”
I think Conte has already forgiven him.