French striker Antoine Griezmann, author of the two goals of his team in the final of the Super Cup lost by Barcelona 2-3 this Sunday in Seville against Athletic Bilbao, admitted that he is “screwed, angry and upset” by the defeat.
Griezmann explained that “losing a final” generates “all kinds of bad feelings” and praised Athletic remembering that “Marcelino García Toral’s teams press very well”, but also blamed the defeat on “Errors in the strategy that will have to be worked on during the week”.
“I don’t know if we have defended these plays badly, pBut these are important details to win the games. I have not seen the expulsion of Messi at the end, I do not know what happened ”, concluded the French international.
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The Blaugrana coach, Ronald Koeman, explained that his job consists of “giving the maximum, it is not good or bad to win or lose”, although he admitted that this defeat “has been very hard” but does not mean “a step backwards” in the team’s progression, as he hopes it will show “that he is on the right track.”
Koeman, what He refused to comment on the expulsion of Leo Messi because it is “better not to talk about the referees”He explained the decision to line up his captain despite the injury he was dragging, since he “knows whether or not he is fit to play. He said he was here to play and has done his best ”.
For his part, in the ranks of Athletic the forward Iñaki Williams, who scored the goal that gave his team the title in overtime, stated that this goal, “for what it means, is the best” of his career and considered that he has achieved it by “heart and faith.”
“We have pulled hard, passion, of what Athletic is. We are just victors. It is everyone’s fault, even the previous coaching staff. We can dream of achieving great things, ”Williams stressed.
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