Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has expressed his sympathy for Reading’s Adam Federici, after the Australian’s mistake sent us through to the FA Cup final.
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According to the Daily Express, the Pole explained that while he was delighted to make through to our second consecutive final – where we will play either Liverpool or Aston Villa – he felt that the victory was hollowed slightly by the extra-time mistake from Federici, who let Alexis Sanchez’s effort agonisingly squeeze between his legs.
“I am happy we are through but I thought Federici was terrific today,” he said.
Szczesny – who himself should have perhaps done better for the Royals’ equaliser ten minutes into the second half – has been the back-up for David Ospina since a poor performance against Southampton on New Year’s Day, where he was arguably at fault for both of the goals we conceded that day.
He revealed that he thinks the game would not have gone as far as it did, had it not been for the 30-year-old, who he suggests was the man of the match.
“He had the game of his life and they only got to extra time because of him.
“He was the best player on the pitch. I really feel for him, I have been there, done that,” he added.