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Remembering Tony Adams' Bizarre Training Drill At Granada

Remembering Tony Adams' Bizarre Training Drill At Granada

We've got one word for Tony Adams after he issued a damning verdict on Unai Emery's opening Premier League game against Manchester City.

Granada.

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Who could forget Adams' bizarre training drill during his days at the Spanish club?!

Adams was appointed Granada manager in April 2017. He lost all seven games in charge. Sacked a few months later.

But, onto his comments about Arsenal's defeat to Manchester City.

Emery's Premier League reign began with defeat to Manchester City. The defending English champions secured all-three points thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

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Silva wheels away in celebration. Image: PA
Silva wheels away in celebration. Image: PA

Adams felt 'deflated' and 'disappointed' by Arsenal's performance.

"It was the same kind of performance. I was a little bit deflated and disappointed," he told talkSPORT via Evening Standard.

"Coming from Arsene who always played open attacking football, I really wanted the new manager to come in there and tighten things up.

"For the last ten years now - [we've been] leaking goals, soft away from home.

"I wanted him to put his new goalkeeper in, work with his back four, have two screening central-midfield players, and keep a clean sheet. It was crying out for it. But I didn't see that."

Emery cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA
Emery cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA

Adams then moaned about Emery's team selection. He left Alexandre Lacazette on the bench as well as summer signings Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira, eventually drafting them on.

"I thought he got a lot of selections wrong. His three best players were his subs [Alexandre Lacazette, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira]. I don't know why he didn't start with them.

"From minute one, I would've picked my own goalkeeper, my back four and put the two lads in that I want to screen those, and get a firm base that's been missing for the last ten years.

"You've had six weeks of pre-season - go on, get on with it!

"Arsenal fans up and down the country all want him to challenge for the title but at the moment we're nowhere near," he added.

It doesn't get easier for Emery. Next up; Chelsea away.

Maurizio Sarri led his side to victory against Huddersfield Town on the first weekend of the Premier League.

Topics: Football News, Unai Emery, Football, Arsenal

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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