‘I don’t want to cry’: Xabi Alonso after Leverkusen’s loss to AS Roma in the Europa League

Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen coach, eliminated in the semi-finals of the Europa League by AS Roma) : “Naturally, I am disappointed for the players and the supporters. But I’m proud of the players, they gave their all on the pitch. There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. In the second half, we were ready, but it’s frustrating not to control.

I don’t want to cry, we had chances, we played with the intensity and concentration needed for a semi-final. The big difference was the goal scored in the first leg. They defended very low from the start of the game. We tried to shoot from a distance. I’m happy, happy and proud of the players and the way they tried until the end. We have to keep going and keep our heads up. Tomorrow we will talk about the Bundesliga. I think that on the whole of the two matches, we were not worse, just ten minutes. »

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