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Coach Ten Hag calls European elimination FC Utrecht ‘totally unnecessary’

Coach Ten Hag calls European elimination FC Utrecht ‘totally unnecessary’

FC Utrecht trainer Erik ten Hag spoke after the 2-0 defeat after extra-time against Zenit of a “totally unnecessary shutdown” in the last qualifying round of the Europa League.

“It is a shame that the so ends,” said the trainer after facing the NOS.

Aleksandr Kokorin took an early 1-0 in favor of the team from Saint-Petersburg. “At that stage, lacked the faith and belief. The first tegengoal was all naivety, totally unnecessary. They showed us then in life. That is what I did in the peace said,” said Ten Hag.

In the second half came to Utrecht a lot better for the day. “The second half was sublime, with guts and bravado. We got control and grip on the game. We had opportunities, it a shame that those balls don’t go in and that is the way to end.”

The Domstedelingen were eventually in the extension of the decisive second goal against, which makes the position about two duels at 2-1 came in favor of Zenit. Once again it was Kokorin accurate for the Russians. Ten Hag: “It was on the basis of the first game and the second half is not undeserved as we were gone.”

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Striker Kokorin was the teaser of Utrecht with two goals.
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Klaiber see Shatov there with the ball off.
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Gyrano Church in the mangle between three players of Zenit.
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Urby Emanuelson goes past his opponent.
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Also Zakaria Labyad found that Utrecht earned more had. “We should be proud of what we have, against this opponent. But they could have been,” said the attacking midfielder, compared to FOX Sports.

The first half of FC Utrecht fell against, also found Labyad. “We forgot when to play football. After the resumption things went better. There also came chances, but unfortunately we have not exploited. Nevertheless, we have 120 minutes of battle. That we take back home, and there we have what.”

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