Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has incredibly said that his attitude wasn’t right as he watched his side capitulate to a 3-2 defeat to Brighton.
Manchester United were big favourites to beat the Seagulls on the South Coast on Sunday afternoon, but were all over the place at the back, going into the break 3-1 down.
First-half goals from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy gave Brighton a 2-0 lead, before Romelu Lukaku gave the visitors hope, before a Pascal Gross penalty effectively won the game, with Pogba slotting home a 95th-minute penalty which was little more than a consolation.
Having impressed last week against Leicester, Pogba failed to sparkle, and after the game, he incredibly admitted that he was selfish and that his attitude wasn’t right:
“We lost, we did not deserve to win,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“They had more hunger than us. I put myself first, that my attitude wasn’t right enough. We made mistakes we shouldn’t make. We tried to push and push, we kept trying, but it was a bit too late.
“We were playing at home last week and that’s different. Different teams, different tactics. I know you cannot always play very very good. The attitude always has to be very good and we missed that.”
He went on to tell BBC Sport: “I’m disappointed, with my performance and the team performance. We didn’t deserve to win.
“I will always try. I know I lost a lot of balls which shouldn’t happen. I tried, I kept pushing, that’s my personality. I tried to help the team as much as possible. It didn’t happen today.
“Brighton prepared the game very well. Maybe we didn’t have the attitude to break them, to kill them when we had to kill them and to go through the lines. That’s a lesson we have to keep in mind.
“If we deserve to win I will say that but today the truth is we didn’t play well enough. They had more hunger than us and the result is the right one for them.”