MADRID, March 9 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Real Betis coach, Manuel Pellegrini, was confident in being able to overcome the tie, despite the defeat (4-1) this Thursday against Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, at the same time that he recognized the “superiority” of the English in the second half.
“Everything can be traced back in football. Of course it won’t be easy in the second leg, but we’re going to try, that’s for sure,” the coach told Movistar Plus, reported by Europa Press, after the match ended. at Old Trafford.
The Chilean, who highlighted the good first part of his team, recognized the superiority of the English in the second. “Very good first half. In the second, a great goal from a corner kicked the game off again. In the end, a great goal from Antony absolutely opened the game. From there they were much better,” he said.
“There are two goals in a few minutes that open a game. Unfortunately we couldn’t take control and United also played much better with a two-goal difference,” he added about his team’s fall at the mercy of the English.
Lastly, the Betis coach spoke about his game plan, highlighting the importance of the second leg. “I made the changes with the 3-1, when it was even, but with a difference of two goals it was very difficult, especially considering that there is a second leg,” he concluded.