Erik ten Hag on the team's defeat, David de Gea and the atmosphere

"We created and we had the game in our hands"

by Sead Dedovic
Erik ten Hag on the team's defeat, David de Gea and the atmosphere

Manchester United players disappointed their fans after another disappointing game. United lost to West Ham (1:0), and Benrahma scored the only goal. Erik ten Hag could not be satisfied with the performance of his team, which failed to find a way to the goal.

“Of course, we are really disappointed, as you see. So the game, I think we started well. I think in the first half we played well and we created good opportunities. We hit twice the post, we had many more opportunities and then one mistake – it was a turnaround in the game.

And then you're following effects. And the second half we couldn't bounce back”. - Erik ten Hag said as quoted by The Dutchman did not blame David de Gea much for his mistake, considering the fact how many times the Spaniard saved his team.

“I think we all know, David knows also, it’s a mistake, but he’s a brilliant goalkeeper. We may not be in this position when he didn’t show this shape over the course of the season. Mistakes are part of football and we have to live with it and we have to bounce back as a team”.

Manchester United was the most concrete at the beginning of the match, but they did not manage to find a way to the goal. “Of course, disappointed [not to score]. We created and we had the game in our hands. In front of the goal, we had to be more clinical.

I counted four or five really good chances and it was not by coincidence. They were well played."


There are only four more games left, and Liverpool will wait for another setback from Manchester United and try to reach the place that leads to the Champions League.

“We have to keep going and we have to show character. It is only four games and you need the energy. It is in your head, make sure it is not in your legs. Get ready for the games, clear head, energy, focus, and go. I said to the players: ‘Don’t feel sorry for ourselves.’ We want to be in the Champions League, the Champions League is our life, and then you have to suffer and you have to sacrifice and, especially, you have to believe”.

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