We have to learn from this situation: Cuadrat

The Boss Discusses A Tough Loss In The Super Cup…

On what went wrong against Chennai City…

Firstly, congratulations to Chennai City for the qualification. We tried a lot of times and normally in most of the situations we had today our strikers would’ve scored but not today. We scored from a set-piece and I think we created enough chances to win the game. The other team had a very clear tactic and we were working on that. My players made some mistakes and they scored twice in the two chances they had to they beat us so we have to congratulate them on that.

On the disappointment of missing the penalty…

It was the right dynamic to score in that moment. I had told my players that if we score early in the second half, we will get the game. So in that moment it would’ve been 1-1 and then we would’ve gone for the 2-1. But then even the time is passing and they scored again at the other end to make it 2-0. It is easy for them to defend and waste time, because it’s normal. When it was 2-1, I thought we had the capability to make it 2-2. We managed to create a lot of chances, even substituted two players on the pitch. We lost the battle against the goalkeeper of their team. That’s how football is.

On fatigue from a long season playing a part in the game…

Honestly, I think we have been superior in the games that we have played against them, one in pre-season and today. But that doesn’t count because they have beaten us twice. We have to learn from this situation, because when you are superior, you have to get the result. You can see that players from their team were getting cramps. We were more superior physically, but sometimes it happens. Little things went against us. We have to finish off the game and we had chances to do so.