Things didn’t go the way Celta’s people expected in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal against Manchester United, but they’ve lost 1-0 at home before this season in the very same competition, and still they found a way to turn things around in the second game, in Kharkov, against Shakhtar Donetsk.
We will have to go and score a goal as we did other times
Eduardo Berizzo, Celta’s coach, told reporters after the final whistle at Balaidos.
It was a physical game in the air, with plenty of disputes for the second ball. In the first half we were disadvantaged and in the second we were better
the Argentine said, looking almost… thrilled with the enormous challenge his team have ahead of them in the return leg in Manchester.
This 0-1 will force us to attack in the return match. We are ready. We have confidence in the fact our attack is freed. We will go to England to make a great game and get a great result. We’re keeping our chances, it’s not over. What happened in the first leg showed us how to play back
Berizzo insisted, encouraged by the fact that Celta have already produced some excellent displays away from home this season in the Europa League.