“I think we played a great game and that makes me satisfied. A team that was beaten, because Madrid attacked, but we insisted and I think we had, although it was even, a greater number of shots. That speaks of the posture that the team had,” said the Sevilla coach.
“In general terms I think it was a very good game. Before the game I had asked to be a brave team that stood up, and the team did it more than enough. I feel proud. Obviously there are things to improve, but there were many more positive things than “negative,” concluded the Uruguayan, who highlighted the dedication of the Nervionense team.
“Logically we would have liked to win the three points, we saw that we could keep it because the team was good. Unfortunately, we ended up tying on a still ball, but I think the team played a great game.“said the former Uruguay coach.
Alonso insisted on the tying action, which came four minutes after Sevilla went 1-0, and said that he had not yet seen the play repeated. And he added: “There is undoubtedly virtue also in the players and headers of the rival team. Surely they will improve over time and in every facet.”
Regarding the game of French midfielder Boubakary Soumaré, who made his debut this Saturday as a starter, he said that “it was a little difficult for him to get into the game in the first minutes, but as the minutes went by he began to feel better and better.”
“He found the rhythm of the game. He gave us energy in the middle, he gave us control and he participated a lot in the construction of our offensive game from behind. He also participated in the distribution, so what I have seen in the general line of the team, good “.
Asked about the ownership of Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Nyland stated that, as a coach, he has to “make decisions.”
“I know that I have two great goalkeepers – the Serbian Marko Dmitrovic was left as a substitute -. I decided to give continuity to the goalkeeper who had been playing. I understand that he has characteristics that could also help us play, but any of the two who play for us have a great level,” he argued.
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