Soccer-Hughes says Wenger should be more gracious in defeat

LONDON, Dec 2 - Manchester City manager Mark
Hughes called on Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to be more gracious in
defeat after the losing Frenchman snubbed him at the end of
their League Cup quarter-final.

Wenger refused to shake hands with Hughes after City's 3-0
victory over his young side at Eastlands, unrepentantly telling
reporters later that "perhaps I have no professional courtesy".

"Maybe he's used to winning games and when he does lose
sometimes he doesn't know how to behave," Hughes, who said he
had a lot of respect for Wenger and his achievements, told the

"At one point I was over on his side of the technical area
and he seemed to be a bit aggrieved by that," he added.

"But I think he is probably more aggrieved because he got
beaten. I have been to the Emirates Stadium and been beaten 6-2
but I still offered my hand at the end.

"It is the least you can do.

"I am a little bit disappointed in that respect. You should
be a bit more gracious than that because it is unnecessary.

"We all hurt when we get beaten, but you should always
offer your hand."

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