How did you assess the game, do you think you deserved more from the game?
I think again, it is to talk about deserve but the chances we create in the first 20, 25 minutes, I think we deserved in this moment to score but we didn't score. Then the game was open, the last 15, 20 minutes I think we wanted to win, sometimes we started to disorganise our defence with the full back so high which gave the possibility to make some counterattacks in transition. Disappointed with the result because we wanted to win but of course, we know the circumstances. Again we deserve more but we didn't get what we deserve.
Can you confirm why Marc Cucurella and Noni Madueke were out?
Cucurella, fever, yesterday he was at home and today continues still. Noni came from the national team with a muscle problem. Caicedo came with a knock in his knee. We will assess tomorrow.
Nicolas Jackson has been booked four times and not once for a foul...
Because he's a striker and he needs to score. He is disappointed and frustrated, when something happens sometimes he complains, and today the rules about complaining to the referee is directly a yellow card. It's a rule and we need to accept it.
When the goal didn't come today, the team seemed to lose it's shape and Thiago seemed to be frustrated with the gap between attack and defence. Did focus and concentration become a problem?
We were talking with Thiago at the end of the game about keeping more relaxed because sometimes defensive players want to help the team to score because the feeling is we cannot score, we create the chance and cannot score and we need to be clever. That's because Thiago has experience, but too many players are still learning about the game. That is the construction and to build a newRead on football.london