Erik Tenhagcoach of Manchester Utdexpect his players to improve this Saturday against Real Betis in Benito Villamarín, the poor image presented on Wednesday in Nuevo Mirandilla against Cádiz, where they lost 4-2 in the first of their friendlies against the Andalusian lands.
“It’s pretty clear. In the first fifteen minutes we weren’t awake, we were still asleep,” said the Dutchman, referring to the two goals conceded in the early stages of the game. “We’ve seen, the second goal can’t happen. We weren’t awake in defense, but also in midfield they beat us. It’s not possible, it’s not acceptable,” Ten Hag said in United’s official media.
The Ten Hag got a lot of youth for these friendlies because up to fourteen footballers attended the World Cup in Qatar, of which twelve remain to play in the quarterfinals, as United is the team that keeps the most player in the Qatari event: “They run, they struggle. Maybe they are not always in the right organization so they make mistakes because they are not used to playing at this level. That is a good lesson. You see, if they make a small mistake, the consequences are big them and that. what happened”, he said in reference to the role of the youngsters who played in Cádiz, where Lindelof, McTominay, Van de Beek, Martial, Wan-Bissaka and the young Argentine Garnacho were the most prominent players of the reds demon
Manuel Pellegrini, coach of Real Betis, also has a big casualty for this game, as Pezzella, Guido Rodríguez and William Carvalho are still in the World Cup; Guardado and Sabaly went on vacation after this argument; Juan Cruz is out with injury, and Juanmi, Joaquín and Luiz Felipe are just coming back from injury, although all three could enjoy some minutes.
Source: La Verdad
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