We didn’t deserve to lose, we deserved more from the game- Unai Emery
We lost 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
The manager believes not everything was as bad as it seems.
He claims our chance creation was great today.
According to Emery, we were only bad in converting our chances.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Unai Emery discussed the embarrassing performance against Sheffield United.
“We did not deserve to lose & we conceded a lot of corners in the first half & they scored in one action. Above all, we have to improve by not allowing balls like that. When we have our opportunities to attack, we created more chances than them but did not score today.
“We deserved more from the game but they have conceded the least goals in the Premier League & it was going to be difficult if they scored first. We tried in the second half, created three good chances to score.
“We did not deserve to lose & we will think about where we can improve. When we were losing 1-0, we controlled the game but & defended well but they had a lot of players in their box so it was difficult to achieve attacks.
“We are playing some young players who are taking experience but the most important thing is to win. The result is one thing, but we can analyse positively.”
We can speak about the match in two situations. One is the result and [the other] is how we managed that 90 minutes.
I think we didn’t deserve to lose and also I think we conceded a lot of corners in the first half to them and they scored the goal in one action. But it can happen. Above all, it was to improve in not conceding those metres on the pitch and to get very easy to our box for that corner. Another [thing], when we have the opportunity to attack we created more chances than them but didn’t score today.
There was a clear chance for Pepe but really we didn’t deserve to lose. We know here, we face a team here who concede less goals in the Premier League than Liverpool, we know it’s going to be difficult when they score first. We tried in the second half because we created three very good chances to score but at the end they defended well also. We have challenges in each match.
For example, tonight was a challenge to get three points and also to be consistent and keep improving things and doing our way. We are playing with some young players who are taking experience, also to win is the most important thing.
We are going to analyse the match. really the result is one thing but also we can analyse something positive after that match. The next challenge is Vitoria on Thursday and then another challenge against Crystal Palace on Sunday.