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Setién: “We fought, but it wasn’t enough”
Setién: “We fought, but it wasn’t enough”

The Villarreal head coach has expressed his regret at the cup defeat against Real Madrid (2-3)

Villarreal head coach Quique Setién has appeared before the media to analyse the Submarine’s defeat against Real Madrid (2-3). These are his most important declarations:

Good Villarreal performance

“We played a great game. We fought hard. We tried to get there, but we couldn’t.”

Excellent first half against a tough opponent

“We could have even scored more goals in the first half, but you can never consider Madrid beaten.”

A cruel end

“Nobody likes to lose. I think we could perfectly well have got through the tie. The result is always uncertain. Real Madrid are capable of creating dangerous situations and scoring goals.”

Possible penalty

“It’s not easy to analyse all the actions from the bench. I can understand that the referee can make a mistake. It seemed to me to be a clear push. I understand that the referee didn’t think the same.”

Fatigue and injuries

“I’m worried about fatigue. I don’t know if we’re going to be able to recover any of the players who are injured. We’ll see what the after-effects of this match will be. These are moments that happen throughout the season and we’ve had to deal with them now. We’ll try to recover physically and compete in the game as usual.”