Erik ten Hag (Manchester United): “A lack of professionalism”
Erik ten Hag (Manchester United coach, beaten 7-0 by Liverpool): “The result speaks for itself. It is a lack of professionalism. There is a big difference here. In Brentford (2nd day), we lost 4-0 at the break. We started the game very badly. Today (Sunday), I think we were the better team in the first half. We got better chances. We have two one-on-one against the goalkeeper. It was not their case. Before the break, we make an organizational error and we concede a goal. We were in the game.
“Our anticipation, the way we conceded these goals, it’s really annoying”
It was a surprise for me, that after the break, so quickly, we let go of the game. The first two goals are on defensive transitions. The first, on a loss of ball. The second on a counter-attack. Bad decisions made. Bad decisions with the ball. This is the case on the first goal, clearly. Our anticipation, the way we conceded these goals, it’s really annoying. The third goal, a counter-attack. Again, a lack of professionalism.
At 3-0, the game is over. As a team, you have to stick together. This is exactly what we did not do. It was a surprise for me, I had never seen that from my team, I don’t think it’s us, I don’t think it’s Manchester United. It’s really bad and poor. »