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Chelsea’s Hayes slams Arsenal boss Eidevall’s ‘male aggression’


Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes has accused Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall of “male aggression” on the touchline after an altercation with midfielder Erin Cuthbert as she went to take a throw-in within the closing levels of the Conti Cup ultimate on Sunday.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in extra-time at Molineux to retain the trophy and finish Hayes’ hopes of profitable the quadruple in her ultimate season in cost.

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Stina Blackstenius scored the one aim of the match within the a hundred and fifteenth minute of the ultimate after Frida Maanum was stretchered off within the ninety fifth minute, having collapsed off the ball.

Eidevall mentioned it was “irresponsible” of Hayes to label the incident as such. The Chelsea boss additionally appeared to shove Eidevall after the ultimate whistle because the Arsenal supervisor went to shake arms.

“I believe there is a approach to conduct your self on the touchline,” Hayes advised a submit match information convention.

“I believe it is completely important that we function mannequin in the correct means. I am not down for male aggression on the touchline. Fronting as much as gamers, for me, that is unacceptable.

“I am dissatisfied, and I advised Jonas that. I do not assume it is OK to behave like that. He acquired a yellow card and in reality he ought to have in all probability been despatched off.

“I am all for competing to win, I’ve by no means been booked in 12 years, my time right here, I completely settle for he is a winner and needs to win however his behaviour on the touchline wasn’t acceptable.”

Hayes confirmed that her feedback and actions after the ultimate whistle had been in relation to his behaviour in direction of a few of her gamers.

“There was a pair, there was one with Ann-[Katrin Berger] attempting to get the ball, however the way in which he fronted as much as Erin [Cuthbert] I did not assume was acceptable. It isn’t the primary time he is been advised about his behaviour on the touchline,” Hayes mentioned.

Eidevall has beforehand come beneath fireplace for his behaviour on the touchline by Manchester Metropolis supervisor Gareth Taylor earlier within the season; nevertheless, he condemned the feedback regarding his aggression.

“I believe that is a really irresponsible means of labelling the behaviour that I’ve. I do not really feel comfy with that label; I do not assume it is the reality to try this, so I believe it’s totally irresponsible to try this,” Eidevall mentioned.

Chatting with the media after Hayes, Eidevall alleged that the argument between the pair started earlier than kick-off after Chelsea requested to play a single-ball system regardless of Arsenal wanting a multi-ball system.

“Arsenal wished it to be performed with a multi-ball system, Chelsea wished it to be performed with a one-ball system. Subsequently, the ultimate was performed with a one-ball system,” Eidevall advised his submit match information convention.

“The ball will get kicked away, and Chelsea needs to take a brand new ball to throw a fast throw-in, and I mentioned, ‘You guys wished to play with one ball; now we have to get that ball.’

“After all, Erin isn’t completely satisfied over that; I did not say something extra in that state of affairs.”

Eidevall was not proud of how Hayes acted after the ultimate whistle.

“I believe there’s undoubtedly a means you behave within the technical space; there’s additionally a means you behave after the sport, being a superb winner, however you additionally must be a superb loser and be accountable in each these conditions,” he mentioned.

“I am proud of the way in which I conduct myself, and others must look within the mirror and see in the event that they’re proud of themselves.”