Juan Mata‘s generally cheery and jovial blog turned “angry” on Monday.
Well, as angry as very likable Mata gets, at least.
The Spaniard’s well-liked blog discussed Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Stoke City on Sunday, and Mata was none-too-pleased with the single point garnered by his Red Devils.
In classic and classy Mata fashion, even when he begins a paragraph saying his team was superior, he ends it by essentially apologizing for saying his team was better than Stoke.
We went for the victory from the beginning, we were better than Stoke and we felt that Old Trafford was supporting our effort. In the first half, we were very close to getting a goal several times. We have to give credit to Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant for his great performance. In the second half we finally opened the score with a very nice goal from Anthony Martial, but in the last few minutes they took advantage of a good play to tie the game. We gave everything until the end but we were unable to get those three points that were so important and that (with all due respect to our rival) I think we deserved.
Apology accepted, Juan. Apology accepted.