Manchester United won against Chelsea (4:1), thus ensuring playing in the Champions League next season. Erik ten Hag's team looked great. It seems that they played one of the best matches this season, and showed that they deserved a place in the strongest competition.
The Dutch expert could be happy. "It’s really important [to finish in the top four]. This club belongs in the Champions League and it’s not so easy in the Premier League. It’s a tough competition, strong, with a lot of teams competing for that.
And we made it, so we make a good season. "- Erik ten Hag said, as quoted by manutd.com Erik ten Hag believes that his team could have used the chances better. They had the initiative, they had many chances, but they used only half of them.
Also, the Dutchman is not satisfied with the defensive game. "It was an open game. I think they are already preparing for next season so they were quite relaxed with an open mind. It’s always difficult to play against and they created chances but also gave away a lot of spaces on the break.
To be fair, we should have scored more goals. It’s not my game, it’s too open. We have to defend better and not allow them so many chances. And also, in the breaks, we should have scored more. We could be much better but, of course, in the end, we don’t complain about that.
We are in the top four and that is the most important [thing] tonight, it’s a big compliment for everyone here in this club."
The next focus will be the match against Fulham and the chance to confirm a third place.
It can be said that this is a successful season for Erik ten Hag, considering that he won the League Cup, is in the running for the FA Cup, and in the end he finished third next to the super-strong Manchester City and Arsenal.
The Dutchman also revealed what plans he has for the transfer window this summer. "So I think this is my job to be involved. So, yeah, we have to work on the squad a bit. You already said it and next week [is] going to be big and huge, and we will do everything in our power.
It's not [going to] be easy, but yeah, we have to get well-prepared and give us the best chance to get that cup. We have a great opportunity and you don't get such opportunities so often. And then, of course, we are working in the background. Then we go through next season, but that's far away."