February 24 News Barcelona coach Harvey attended the post-match press conference with Manchester United
Why did the game get out of hand in the second half?
I think the conceded goal in the second half came from a 50% goal. We were at a disadvantage in the fight and there was a problem of losing the ball.
We played well in the first half, the two legs were evenly matched, we played well at one point, but against an opponent like Manchester United, we tried our best and worked hard to the end. I am very disappointed with everyone, but now we need to focus on the rest.
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The whole team stood up, but Manchester United is indeed a very strong opponent.
The sudden loss of the goal in the second half was all due to your own mistakes. Do you think it was because the team lacked the intensity and urgency of the game in the second half?
The opponent’s physical confrontation advantage is obvious. The second conceded goal came from Luke Shaw’s scramble.
The same goes for the first goal, which came early in the second half and affected us a lot.
These are all possible situations in the game.
Unfortunately, the game was evenly matched, but in the end it was the details that made the difference.
We also had the opportunity to expand the score in the first half, and we also had a lot of opportunities on the wing, but in the end it all depends on the details.
We lost control of the game and that’s why we were out.
After talking about the specific games, what do you think of Barcelona’s European games this season?
8 games, 16 goals conceded, 2 outs, what do you think?
My feeling is that compared to last season, we have made great progress. Facing Bayern, Inter Milan and Manchester United, they are all top-level enemies, and we have not been able to beat them.
But next season we will come back again, criticize ourselves and hope to go further in Europe.
That’s the end of the season and we’re now focusing on domestic competition, which is also important.
So for Barcelona, what is missing now?
What does Barcelona need to do to advance in Europe?
I think first of all, we have really worked hard in the European competition this season, and we can compete with our opponents. With Bayern, we once had the upper hand in away games; with Inter Milan, we also had the upper hand in many cases; and there are two rounds
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From this perspective, we still need to improve. Of course, we also hope to go further in the Champions League and continue to improve.
This season we faced a few strong teams, and it was not easy to play. We also made mistakes, but we can also compete with our opponents.
So for Harvey, for Barcelona, what else needs to be done?
And what’s missing?
We also need more opportunities, more attempts, because this is a European war, we need to learn from it and learn from it.
Our performance in the European war last season was relatively poor. This season, except for the home game against Bayern, we basically played back and forth in every game.
But because of the details, but also because of the objective conditions that were worse than the opponent, we lost and the opponent overwhelmed us.
Conceding the ball twice, it is more necessary to learn a lesson.
Now we need to focus on the league and the Copa del Rey, which is also very important for Barcelona.
What is the reason for replacing Araujo?
No big problems, the main thing is that the players are a little uncomfortable, just in case we replace Araujo, but in principle he can play on Sunday.
Will the Europa League exit affect Barcelona’s next domestic competition?
All I can say is that the only good news is the league on Sunday and the Copa del Rey semi-final next week.
It’s also important to focus on the rest of the game.
Why did you concede only 7 goals in the league and 16 goals in the European war? Why?
I don’t know, need to analyze the video and the opponent, Manchester United are also attacking, the intensity of the game is high, they have a solid home field and they are in the right shape.
We are also facing strong teams, everyone needs to be realistic, these are very strong opponents.
We have been able to wrestle with our opponents, which we didn’t have last season.
But because of the details, we lost opportunities. Next season, we need to continue to improve, continue to learn, improve ourselves, that’s it.
How is the atmosphere in the locker room now?
We respect our opponents, and after the game, we chatted with Kasai and Varane. We respect Manchester United.
How much does the absence of Gabi and Pedri affect today’s game?
I think the first is the rhythm of the game. If they are there, we can have more pauses, more control, and more push the ball into the opponent’s half. They are our important players and we hope they can play.
Of course, Roberto who played today is very good, Casey is very good, De Jong and Busquets are very good.
But Pedri, Gabi is very important to us, we would have liked them to play.
For the team, what can be done now to cheer up?
The first is to cheer up as soon as possible. We will start training tomorrow night, and there will be a league game on Sunday.
Barça are doing well in the league and the Copa del Rey, this needs to continue.
Hope to have better results next season.
When will Barcelona return to its previous level and be able to fight for the Champions League or Europa League?
I hope it will be next season. I think Barcelona played well this season. Although they were eliminated from the Champions League and Europa League, they have made great progress and have changed a lot compared to last season.
But the details make the difference, we need to learn from our mistakes