02 March 02, England’s FA Cup 1/8 final, Manchester United defeated West Ham 3-1 at home
After the game, Manchester United coach Ten Hag accepted an interview.
What kind of victory?
It’s not easy, it’s never easy after you win the cup and celebrate the title, then you have to get back to your work as usual, that’s our task, and finally, we found winning like you said
It was difficult for us to get into the rhythm of the game in the first half, which I did not expect.
Then we responded in the second half.
I am very happy and I am proud of the team.
What are you most satisfied with?
Their perseverance and belief in winning is very great.
This is great.
So, this is a team with a great soul.
This is a good spiritual quality.
Not only on the field, but also on the bench.
We saw the impact from the bench players.
They help and support each other.
You can see that on the bench, in the dressing room, they support each other.
When subs come on, they are able to make a difference.
This atmosphere is very good, I really recognize and like it.
I hope they can keep up the momentum because we need this good spirit.
I always believed that this game can be won
I have a strong feeling that we can still win this game (even when it’s not going well) and you can see the belief and composure in the players.
We never panicked, we were a bit unlucky, our first goal was conceded and offsides, but then we attacked and went to score.
Casemiro and Rashford on the bench
This is my plan.
Because I think it’s good for them.
From a maintenance standpoint, the players like that too.
Players can get energy from it, they need to get a certain amount of playing time.
You can rest them for 45 minutes, but they need to play this Sunday (United travel to Liverpool).
Did not enter overtime
I think we kept our physicality and I’m glad we didn’t have to go to overtime.
Of course, we will face the next game in four days.
We go from game to game and the next game is always the most important game for us.
About Verhorst’s performance
I think he’s one of our best players on the pitch, he’s involved in winning corners, but at the same time he’s involved up front, forcing an own goal with Maguire, and in the goal from Garnacho, Werner
Horst pressed in transition and Fred’s goal, which Verhorst was obviously involved in, forced mistakes and allowed Fred to score.
I think he knows how to position himself with and without the ball, and he’s done a great job for the team.
When will his goal come?
I’ve seen this with a lot of players, I often use Rashford as an example, he didn’t score every game at the beginning of the season, but I know from past experience that once he is more comfortable with the team, his goals
The ball will come and, of course, he’s played a lot for us even though he hasn’t been there for long.
The longer he’s been with the team, the more familiar he will be, and the next goal he’ll score more.
About the difference between resident and away
Very happy to have another victory at Old Trafford and we are now ready for the next tough game.
Our opponents are in good form at the moment.
When you face an away game, you have to deal with it.
Of course, I would be happier playing at Old Trafford, we all love Old Trafford, it’s like a fortress for us.
Of course, in away games, we also have to be prepared, it is often very difficult, the opponents are playing very well.
Be prepared to win.