Imanol: ‘If anyone deserved the victory it was us’

WHAT Pity, WHAT NEAR

“It was a shame but I am very proud and very happy. We had a great game and I hope the Real fans are as proud as I am. It was a great game, both on our part and theirs. If someone deserved the victory at the end it was us, but we were not right, we went to penalties, which are a lottery and we have not had any luck “


THE TEAM ARRIVES WELL TO THE EXTENSION

“I would also like to highlight the first part, which has been very good. Sometimes pressing high, sometimes waiting behind. In summary, the game was very good, with a lot of rhythm, a lot of quality. We had Barça in front of us and when a team does things so well it deserves another award. We were not right and I am sorry, but as I said before, I am very proud “

HOW HAVE YOU LIVED THE FIRST THREE ERRORS IN THE TANDA?

“With pity for the players because reaching those moments, with that tension … I feel sorry for them and for the fans. There was the pass to the final, but credit must be given to their goalkeeper because he has saved two. I can only thank the players and congratulate them for what they did last year and for what they are doing this year ”.

IT’S A HIT, BUT ALSO A LEARNING

“Definitely. It is true that it is a defeat because yesterday I clearly said that we were favorites and that we were going to go to the final and today we have seen what the team’s spirit has been, but this defeat for us is like a victory ”.


SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT TODAY

“For me everything that happened today. Everything is very positive and very great and I hope that the Real fan, annoyed like us, is as proud and as happy as I am. I think we had a great game. I told you that I thought we were favorites and today we have shown it. We had a great game, both offensive and defensive. Today football lovers have surely enjoyed this game. This helps us to grow but we are annoyed because the objective was to go to the final and we could not pass ”.

MANY POINT OYARZABAL FOR HIS ERROR. IT’S RESPONSIBLE?

“Not at all. Mikel once again has been huge. Many people were in the locker room crying and it is normal because we feel this way this shirt and this shield and when you feel and feel from the inside and so really, it is normal that Mikel is as he is sunk, but very happy and very proud. Many colleagues were like this. For me it is a pride to be the coach of this Royal Society and although we have not reached the final I think we have to be very satisfied with what we have achieved ”.

HOW ARE YOU? HAS CRIED?

“Almost, almost because I feel it the way you do and I know it because I know you and I know you well. Surely you will have lacked little to cry. I know you are proud. Me, being the coach and watching a Real compete as she has competed, and not only this match, I only have words of praise towards the players and towards all the fans for all the respect they are showing us. Today almost all of Gipuzkoa and all football lovers will be very proud of the match offered by Real and that speaks highly of our club and our youth academy ”.

WITH THE OCCASIONS OF THE EXTENSION, DID YOU FEEL IT COULD HAPPEN?

“I felt it since yesterday. I told you that I felt like a favorite and that is why it hurts us, because we played a game to go to the final. Today we have shown how this team competes, how it has stood up to a whole Baercelona that has required us to be focused from minute 1 to 120 and if any of them deserved to win the game that team was Real. We were not successful because we had them very clear and then the penalties, which must also be given credit to their goalkeeper. We have taken the decided penalties and there is nothing to reproach the players ”.

WILL THIS EXPERIENCE SERVE FOR THE FUTURE?

“I believe that once again football owes us one and that one has to be this year. It is not going to be for not working, for not insisting, for not believing and for not defending this shield for all the people behind it. Let’s turn this around. I think we have to be calm, with our heads held high and if we keep taking steps, football owes us one and we will achieve it. I am convinced”.