Ten Hag: “Sevilla had more passion and desire”


The Manchester United coach, Erik ten Hag, was critical of his team after the defeat (3-0) against Sevilla FC in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, a rival who had “more passion and desire”, regretting having “given” the title option to think about another that they have on Sunday in the FA Cup semifinals.

“We have to do better, that’s the requirement. We weren’t good, or calm. We couldn’t with the pressure they put on us, with so many spaces. We lost the battles, they had more passion, more desire, more disposition, so it’s difficult to win games “He said in statements to BT Sport, collected by Europa Press.

The ‘red devils’ coach did not want to talk about the casualties and did want to talk about the poor level that his players showed at Pizjuán. “We can’t hide it. On Sunday we have another chance and we have to step up and show more character and personality. It’s not about the ones that were missing, it’s about the players on the field. They have to perform, I believe in them and I trust them, but they have to prove it and they weren’t good enough,” he said.

“We have shown good things on many occasions, but tonight we were not ready for the game. At this level, playing for Manchester United, you have to be ready for every game,” he added.

“This was a great opportunity, a great occasion, to win something and we give it away, we have to blame ourselves. He left, we can’t change it. We have to look towards Sunday, that’s the next opportunity,” he finished, thinking of the duel against Brighton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.