Managers ‘idiots’ or ‘heroes’ – Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes Luis Enrique going from an ‘idiot’ to a ‘hero’ in such a short space of time is an indication of management in the modern game.

The under-fire Arsenal boss saw his side crash out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich, but Barcelona came from a 4-0 first leg deficit to progress 6-5 over the two legs.

"It just sums it up that two weeks ago he was an idiot and everyone said you have to leave, so he said, 'OK, I go.' Today he is a hero. That sums up the job," Wenger told his pre-match press conference..

"The comeback? It is interesting on a psychological front. I wanted to see how Barcelona finished the game and in fact they had half given up. I looked more at it from a tactical point of view – what is going on mentally in the head of the players?

"At the end of the game even when you have been so long in football you sit there and think: 'How could this happen?' You could see that with Paris Saint-Germain, they froze suddenly, players with experience."

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