12 February 2012

Mendilibar: "We had the ability to score"

"We started well, plugged. Playing more in the attacking the first few minutes and when they have wanted was to score against," added the coach.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar, was "pleased" with the victory against Barcelona, ​​which emphasized the "ability" to his team for "make goal" and "being better" than the Barca team in the first part .

"We started well, plugged. Playing more in the attacking the first few minutes and when they have wanted was to score against. Have pressed more in the second half and we have complicated existence," he said.

"The key is playing better than them in the first half we had the ability to score. Many times you can play better, but if you goal, you do not win," he said.

Biscayan coach acknowledged that all changed in the second half and the goal disallowed for offside Tello, which would have meant a tie at three, said: "A Barca player was in between has intended to hit the ball" .

"We do not know if you have touched or not, but when trying to play involved," said Mendilibar, who recalled that he whistled to Osasuna "some out of the game" could have been a goal of'' Reds.''

On the state of the pitch, said: "I do not know if they have affected the time or the playing field. We have been with great intensity. It is difficult to play in the attacking against Barca and we have made make many errors in the happen. "

Regarding the Serbian striker Dejan Lekic, author of the first two goals of Osasuna, said: "You have to press twice. It's good that target goal. What makes it go well for him and the team. I hope he stays on a roll and to help us. " (via AS)