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Concentration Beats Hangover

Concentration Beats Hangover

Ashley Young has said he was obviously gutted at missing the penalty against Arsenal, but he knew he couldn't dwell on it because the victory was more important.

Speaking on the official site, the flying winger who many hope we will see in action in tomorrow's England friendly against Germany, Ashley has actually showed a lot of maturity of a lad his age in recognising that during the match is not the time of the place to sulk when you make a mistake.

'I was disappointed at missing the penalty but you have to look at the bigger picture and that was picking up a vital three points against a very good side.

'Straight after the penalty, I was gutted but I cleared that out of my mind straight away.

'It's important to concentrate on the game. You can't have any mental lapses against the likes of Arsenal or they will punish you.

'I wanted to bounce back from the penalty miss and do my very best for the team.

'It was a brilliant game and the dressing room was buzzing afterwards. Obviously all the lads were ecstatic.

'To go to somewhere like the Emirates and win against players of that standard was brilliant. It was an amazing team performance.

'From the word go, we always looked like we would get at least a point. We set our stall out to be on the front foot and not sit back. We attacked them and our tactics certainly worked.'



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday November 18 2008
Time: 5:33PM

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Does anyone know why Barry didn't take the pen??? thought it was a bit strange.
davidsands1982
19/11/2008 12:20:00
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Gareth didn't take the spot kick davidsands1982 because he had just been the victim of a clumsy challenge from Fabregas, received treatment, and was then, as is per ridiculously the norm and the rules, asked to leave the field of play by the ref. Consequently Ash stepped up.
glensider
20/11/2008 02:30:00
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All credit to Ash though. He put the disappointment of the miss immediately behind him. He picked himself up, dusted himself down, and proceeded to run the Arsenal defence ragged all afternoon. Way to go Ash!!
glensider
20/11/2008 02:33:00
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cheers glensider, that makes sence now and i can sleep again! No from football first Ash was supperb as was the whole team, delighted for him that he got some time wearing the 3 lions last night - even if it wasn't for long and out of position!
davidsands1982
20/11/2008 08:45:00
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