Erik ten Hag: You have to score goals in such moments

"It was important [during] this period to show we are capable to fight back."

by Sead Dedovic
Erik ten Hag: You have to score goals in such moments

Manchester United drew with Chelsea and the match ended 1-1. United looked much better and could have won, but defeat was not far away. Casemiro saved the United team with a goal in the 93rd minute. Erik ten Hag, coach of Manchester United, commented on his team's performance: "I have to [give] a big compliment to my team.

To fight back, with a fourth game in 10 days, you see the spirit and how they deal with setbacks. Really good,” said Ten Hag, as quoted by Manchester United's biggest problem was that they didn't take advantage of the chances that Chelsea gave them.

"First half, Rashford had two big chances, Antony one against one. You have to score goals in such moments because in top games three chances is massive. You have to score.
"We dictated the game, and I am happy with that. If you concede a goal late, it is difficult”.

Second half

In the second half, United had the initiative for several moments, but there were no great chances. In the end, Erik ten Hag is satisfied with the point. “Then they switched system. In the end, one point each was a fair result.

It was important [during] this period to show we are capable to fight back.
Eight minutes before half time we had some troubles but defence in the second half we didn't have troubles. The second half we didn't really create big chances, but also Chelsea didn't.
I think it is a fair result.

I would have been disappointed if we had gone without a point because we didn't deserve that. At the end of a tough week to come here, you bring the point home. Of course it is a big moment, to collect a point. It was well deserved.

It is more important to have the right culture, the right standards, and values. For the long-term it is always more important than that [an equaliser]." Raphael Varane was injured in the second half and left the field with tears in his eyes.

Erik ten Hag spoke about the seriousness of the injury: “It is difficult to say how it is now because it is so soon after the game. We have to wait a minimum 24 hours so the medical staff can do their job and we do a diagnosis.

I can understand [his] emotions [given that the World Cup is in a few weeks]. He has to wait, he is experienced but we don't know."

Erik Ten Hag