Erik ten Hag: We didn’t lose today in the Champions League, we lost it before


Erik ten Hag: We didn’t lose today in the Champions League, we lost it before
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Manchester United failed to win against Bayern Munich in the last round of the group stage of the Champions League, and they ended the competition in Europe as the last in the group. The fans are disappointed, considering that they believe that United could have finished in the top two looking at the group they were in.

Erik ten Hag is the main culprit, judging by the reactions of the fans. The Dutch expert expressed his dissatisfaction at the press conference after the match and emphasized that his team could have done more.

“So, that is of course disappointing.

We are disappointed as a group, and as a manager I’m disappointed. We should have done better.

So, I look to my team and, yeah, we had opportunities in games and we were in winning positions. I think we scored many goals.

But then also, we have to see we gave it away sometimes by individual errors, but by not one player, but by more players and not every time the same”. - Erik ten Hag said, as quoted by!

Erik ten Hag on his team's performance

Erik ten Hag believes that his team made mistakes in previous matches that cost them.

Despite everything, the Dutchman is not disappointed with his team's performance against Bayern Munich.

“We didn’t lose today in the Champions League, we lost it before. We have to acknowledge that. I think we’ve had some good performances but then also we made mistakes, individual errors from players.

In the end, it’s not good enough but I think, today, the performance was very good again and we didn’t deserve to lose”.

He is especially happy with the pressing and the way they defended. However, he is aware that Bayern has a quality team with many great individuals who can punish any mistake.

“The team did very good, we were very good in the defending organisation, we were very good in the pressing. We had many ball regains, especially at the start of the second half. I think the team very good together and there was good spirit.

We won a lot of balls but didn’t take benefit from it. Also we played against a strong side – Bayern is a good team and even if they are not in the game, they have individual class to use one moment and unfortunately, it happened”.

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