Santiago Solari can’t believe that Real Madrid Wednesday night by FC Barcelona was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. The coach of the ‘Royal’ frustrated that his team is sloppy with the many opportunities is handled.
The heenduel between Real and Barcelona at the Nou Camp ended in early February in 1-1, leaving the People with a reasonable starting position, the return started. The team of Solari dominated and had, especially in the first half dabs of opportunities, but goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen kept Barcelona on the leg.
“We have a large part of the match dominated and that makes this switch-off is very painful,” said Solari after the duel in the Santiago Bernabéu at his press conference. “We have until the final whistle fought and leave the tournament with their heads, but that does not mean that we are satisfied.”
Where the Real for rest failed to score, did Barcelona in the second half. By two hits from Luis Suárez, and in between, an own goal from Raphael is looking forward to were the Catalans, even to a big win (0-3).
Especially Karim Benzema missed to rest a lot of opportunities. (Photo: ProShots)
“We need to learn more to score’
Solari can’t get over that his team failed the predominance in opportunities – fourteen compared to four attempts – in hits. “We had so many opportunities. If we had used, we were now in the final”, regretted the coach, who, despite the bekeruitschakeling confidence in the coming duels.
“We played strong with good energy, there was a good organization and we created lots of chances. We actually had everything in the house against Barcelona, but forgot to score. That will be in the next duels better.”
Real get Saturday the chance for revenge against Barcelona, because then the two rivals in the league facing each other in Madrid. Three days later, wait for Real return against Ajax in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
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