Erik ten Hag after Barcelona: We outplayed them, so many chances
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Manchester United drew with Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the Europa League (2:2). Erik ten Hag's team could have done more, but towards the end, they could also have lost. Considering everything, it can be said that a draw is a fair result.
The Dutchman was satisfied with his team's performance but believes that they should have scored a goal in the first half. “We dictated the game, apart from 15 minutes of the first half, when we had some difficulties, we dictated the game.
We outplayed them, so many chances, so I was disappointed at half-time that it was 0-0, we should have scored.
The belief we had to score the first goal and the meaning of the first goal is so important and that's what we didn't do.
I really enjoyed the game, in the end it’s 2-2 and we have to finish it at Old Trafford, we have a lot of character and determination in this team, we turned it around when we were down."- Erik ten Hag said for BT Sport, as quoted by eurosport.com
Erik ten Hag on Kounde's challenge: It was a clear foul
Erik ten Hag could not help but look back at the challenge by Jules Kounde.
The Dutch expert believes that it should have been a penalty, and also a red card for Kounde. “The referee had a big influence in this game, it was a clear foul on Rashy.
It was a red card because he was one on one with the keeper, it’s a big influence not only on this game, but in this round, a referee cannot make this mistake.
Rashford is in great form, but the whole team did well.
It was a really good team performance, we had a lot of variation and a lot of opportunities.
We should have won this game, if the game [at Old Trafford] is like this, I can imagine everyone will want to see this game!” An interesting rematch awaits us.