The Real Sociedad coach, Imanol Alguacil, confessed that his team did not deserve the defeat (2-1) this Thursday against Monaco, where he also had to make important changes due to physical problems of Silva, Merino and Isak, and acknowledged that they expect a final against PSV to advance to the round of the Europa League.

“I feel sorry, and especially for the effort of the team and the fans that have come. For the merit made in the field a tie would have been the most fair,” he said in statements to Movistar Plus after being forced to win the last day in Anoeta to be in the round of 32.

The Basque coach acknowledged mistakes behind but regretted not having success. “Set pieces were one of their strengths, the game has been very even, between areas we have been better. This is a goal, they have hit more than us. Silva’s has been a physical problem, Merino was touched from training and Isak the ankle. They have been for more physical than tactical issues, “he confessed.

“It will be a final, although now we are disappointed, I am convinced that if we play with the personality that we have done today we will pass,” he concluded, about the duel against PSV on December 9.