Arsenal legend Thierry Henry slams two players after 'cheap' Champions League defeat at Porto

Gabriel Martinelli praises the Toolbox devotees after a defeat.

Gabriel Martinelli praises the Toolbox devotees after a defeat.

Thierry Henry has criticised David Raya as well as Gabriel Martinelli for their function in Toolbox’s defeat to Porto in the Champs League.

The Artillerymans messed around their first Champs League ko clash since the 2016/17 season on Wednesday night versus the Portuguese titans.

They controlled residential at the Dragao but rarely ever imperiled the Porto defence as well as goalkeeper.

Mikel Arteta’s side were punished deep applicable into injury time as soon as Galeno curled the ball applicable into the ago of the internet to pose Porto the advantage pioneering applicable into the second leg at the Emirates in three weeks.

Porto’s victor came from Toolbox’s outage to counter assail, via Martinelli inexpensively alignment the ball away as soon as trying to button the play to Bukayo Saka.

There are correspondingly inquiry marks over David Raya’s posturing for the determination, via multiple moral the Spaniard was over the top off his line upwards as well as over the top away from the far write-upwards.

Chatting on CBS Sports, Toolbox legend Henry admitted he saw Porto’s flattering determination unborn as well as singled out Raya as well as Martinelli for their function in consenting.

“You lose that ball, one minutes to go, this is whereby away from home in Europe, you have to be a particle a lot more clear on what you do,” he said.  “That’s a cheap lost ball on the counter-assail.

“I am not a goalkeeper, but he is missing the one feedback to be able to manipulate his feet. He leapt also early.

“We (Toolbox) were singular pleasing at made-hunks. It’s one point to play West Ham, it’s one point to play Burnley as well as after that it’s one point to play away in the Champs League. If you yearn to play in the Champs League, you have to construct a lot more odds.

“We didn’t construct enough as well as, as it followed, those males were much more detailed than us on the day. We still have a counterargument leg, but I told you last week it was attending be perplexing away at Porto, as well as it was!

“Magnificent at this, it can have been a 3 v 2 (if Martinelli’s enact came off). You miss out on a enact, as well as the next point you come to be aware you backpedal. If you backpedal versus human beings that can menisci, after that you are in perturb. If it’s a much more detailed enact, after that they are in perturb.”

One player who impressed Henry was Declan Rice.

The £100million summer season wrapping up was booked after 90 seconds but did not let that affect his capability.

“Him guarding versus what human beings wear’t notice at times,” Henry said around Rice. “I come to be aware this one you will undoubtedly, but what I favor is he took a yellow after what, 2 minutes or one minutes? And also he remained in the arcade.

“If you can investigate him here blocking the inoculation, (as a ball is tempted ago from within the box). But, at the horribly onset, he is peeking at what is thieving place here (Porto runner on the edge of the box), as well as after that he is distrusting ‘undoubtedly no, undoubtedly no, undoubtedly no. The hazard is here (in front of him)’.

“Twin project. He did it so multiple times in the arcade, via an early yellow in the arcade. That’s not an natural one to do as soon as you play in Europe. This is why he is valuable for this crew.”

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