Galatasaray coach Domenec Trent, who lost 2-1 to Barcelona, said he was proud of the players in the match and was not happy with the result, but he must not forget who he played against.
Galatasaray coach Domènec Torrent answered questions at a post-match press conference after losing 2-1 to Barcelona in the UEFA Europa League Round 16.
Trent, who began his speech saying it was a good match, said, “It’s not easy to fight Barcelona like this in two games. We came out of two very difficult games. Barcelona is the best in the world. I’m one of the teams. I think I fought well in this match, especially in the first half. In the second half I continued the match with 10 players and scored goals. But of course we have to follow what the rules say. I can say I played a good game. In the last 15 minutes of the second half, I had a lot of chances to make it in time for the draw. In fact, I had two clear positions in the last 5 minutes. I had a chance to draw “Barcelona I want to congratulate you, but the players are also proud, “he said.
“Barcelona is the team that dominates every match.”
Trent said he had a busy week before the match in Barcelona, saying: There was a match on Monday. Previously I couldn’t fly to Istanbul. Barcelona also has a match on Sunday, a day difference. Of course, this is not our excuse. The goal at the beginning of the second half was a break point. Admitting such a goal when you were 10 made it difficult to collect the rest. Barcelona is the team that dominates all the games they play. Of course I wasn’t happy with the result, so I wanted to go to the next round. But it’s also helpful to check the facts and know who you’re playing against. If you’re lucky, you can beat a team like Barcelona in one match. Or they play bad. However, I’m glad I played two games and played well in both. Now we have to think about the league, and we want to end in the best place. “The team is developing and is thinking about their next plan,” he said.
“I wanted to move the ball forward with Gomis.”
Trent also told Pedri and Frankie de John that he preferred to enter the field with a system close to one-on-one markings: “This was a tactical choice for Gomis’s choice. Being tired, we made all the changes. I’m talking especially for Gomis and Mustafa Muhammed. What we tried to do with Gomis was to bring the ball to him and It was to protect the ball and then create a position. He has a different style, Mohammed has a different style. I caught it in 8 minutes. If I could get the result, it If you get good results, but unfortunately bad results, it looks like this. When we played in Barcelona, we started with Mustafa Mohammed. He Because he’s a player who hits the gap. I wanted to work with Gomis because I thought I could protect myself better there. “Trent also played against the Barcelona match with the defenders in front. He said he had taken precautionary measures. “But in Barcelona there was a change of players, and there were changes in the results due to differences in Pedri’s position, etc. Otherwise, we set the defense properly and they were firmly on the field. I was standing. ” “The first goal of the player was a great game. The second goal was 10 people,” Trent said of the goal scored.
Berkan Kutlu: I think I lost the match for more details
Galatasaray soccer player Berkan Kutlu said in a post-Barcelona statement, “Details are very important for big teams. I think I lost the match in detail.”
In the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round 16, Galatasaray and Barcelona played at Nef Stadium. The first half of the match ended 1-1, but in the second half Barcelona scored a goal and won 2-1. As a result, the yellow-red team said goodbye to this tour in Europe. At a press conference after the match, Galatasaray soccer player Berkan Kutlu said, “First of all, congratulations to my teammates. I fought very well. Technically, I may have opened a lot of centers. It was also a mentor. The teacher analyzes the situation more accurately. But that is my feeling. The details are very important for a large team. Our teacher also expressed it. About the details I think I lost the match. It was a very good experience. It was a difficult experience. They are great players. World class players. It was a good experience for us. It is very difficult to lose a match like this. “He said.
Sharing his thoughts on the rest of the season, Kuttor said, “We will look at each match. There will be a match in three days. We will prepare for that match in the best possible way. The rest of the league is the rest. League We strive to finish in the best position. After all, we are Galatasaray. “