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“What we did wrong” — Erik ten Hag on Man United defeat



"What we did wrong" -- Erik ten Hag on Man United defeat

The defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge leaves a sour taste on the lips of Man United manager, Erik ten Hag, following what he considered was perhaps their best performance in a while.

Speaking to the press post match of the 4-3 thriller at the famous Bridge, the Dutchman had a lot of things to rue about the game.

According to the Man United boss, it was a team performance in which pin pointing one specific player to blame does not do the game any justice after the team again conceded quickfire goals in the 90th minute of play to doom the Red Devils to a defeat.

Man United had led the tie following an Alejandro Garnacho brace in the 66th minute, which the Old Trafford side had done so well to manage into the 90 plus added minutes. However, drama was to unfold in the 96th minute after Diogo Dalot committed a foul in the penalty box to gift Chelsea a rare chance at a comeback.

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The Blues went on to win the tie thanks to Cole Palmer completing a hattrick in under 2-minutes of stoppage time to send Stamford Bridge buzzing.

“It’s a team performance and of course you can point to one of the players. But it’s not about that. It’s about team performance.” the Dutchman said to reporters.

Erik ten Hag went on to add;

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“As I said, as a team, in such moments, when it gets chaotic, you have to deal with such circumstances as a team and we didn’t. We made the wrong decisions and we didn’t help each other in possession as well. [We should have been] keeping the ball, going from one side to the other side, or at least pass and move. In and out of possession, we made bad decisions.”

However, the former Ajax coach still remains optimistic about the future, insisting the defeat to Chelsea was only a minor setback.

“It’s definitely a setback, but now we have to deal with this, to get up again and we will do. We are resilient.

“You have seen today how resilient we are, how we returned in the game, the quality of our football, how we can play outstanding football in moments, some really high [moments]. But football is about results and you have to bring it over the time.”