FA Cup Loss: Conte Comes To Moses' Defence
“Honestly, I did not see the situation. I do not know for sure, but there is a lot of attention on this moment. Sometimes I think it could be tiredness.”
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reacting to the sending off of Victor Moses during the FA Cup clash between Arsenal and Chelsea on Saturday.
The wing-back got his first booking after fouling Danny Welbeck shortly before the hour mark, and soon after received another yellow card when referee Anthony Taylor adjudged him to have dived inside the area in the 68th minute.
“We are at the end of the season and a lot of players are tired and then there is a lot of pressure. For sure, it is not a good situation to dive, it is true.
“But Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation he was tired and he did not want to cheat the referee.”
Chelsea ended up losing the final 2-1, Aaron Ramsey netting the winner with 11 minutes left on the clock.