Ten Hag tips Man United to bounce back from Newcastle defeat
With a 2-0 victory on Sunday, the Magpies moved above United into third place thanks to second-half goals from Willock and Wilson. Despite admitting the Magpies deserved to win, Ten Hag is confident his side will bounce back from the defeat.
Newcastle United claimed revenge for their EFL Cup final loss to Man United with a 2-0 victory over the Red Devils on Sunday. With this result, United dropped to fourth in the Premier League behind Newcastle on goal difference. Acknowledging that his side deserved to lose, Erik Ten Hag believes their attitude made a difference.
I hate to say it but they were better today,"
he toldSky Sports
"Especially [their] determination, passion and desire. They wanted to win more this week, so they won.
"I think we had our opportunities, but then you have to go for goal with the determination that they did. By far, it was not good enough. We allowed them too many chances.
"You have to be hungry. You have to give everything, every game. I think our attacking game was not good enough. I don't want to focus on one person.
"It has nothing to do with one person. It was about team performance. We didn't break them. It wasn't good enough."
Pointing to Man United's response after their 7-0 defeat to Liverpool, the Dutch coach is confident his side will bounce back.
"This is normal,"
"In a season, you have setbacks and you have to deal with them so many times.
"After Liverpool, we came back. I don't have the concern. I believe in my team, [and] I believe they will bounce back."
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