Speaking at the post-match press conference, coach Erik Ten Hag expressed satisfaction with MU’s response after being eliminated from the Europa League arena.
Leaving behind a 0-3 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League, MU players had a resilient and determined performance against Brighton to win tickets to the FA Cup final.
Witnessing the semi-final of the home team, coach Ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the students. The Dutch coach confided: “It was a difficult match but also a great battle for the fans. Of course, I am very pleased with the performance of the team. They showed a great performance. determination to win the match from the very first moment.
Today, the boys deserve praise. Once again, they showed their bravery. But we still have to learn and improve.”
Coach Ten Hag also admitted that MU had practiced penalty kicks before this match. He continued: “Of course, we practiced penalties. We did this all season. We took penalties in the Premier League. And when we had the chance, they did. I will score.
It’s part of professional football. It’s part of English football especially with cup tournaments. When you can’t decide it in full time or extra time, penalties are decisive and we did a good job. All performed excellently.
The final is not far away but over the next few weeks we will have to continue to improve and grow. Next Thursday night will be another big game in London (against Tottenham) and then we are ready for the next games.”
Besides, the Man Utd captain also did not forget to praise goalkeeper David De Gea for his efforts in this match: “I think De Gea has made two excellent saves. He is a class goalkeeper. world although in the middle of the week he had a really bad game.”