The forward of the Granada Roberto Soldier He said, after the defeat suffered against Manchester United (2-0) -which cost him elimination in the quarterfinals of the Europa League-, that the referee made a mistake in the play that could “open the tie”, a possible red card to Paul
Pogba, despite the fact that “it was very clear” the second yellow for the Frenchman.
“We know that the details make the difference and that the tie was uphill, but it was very clear the second card for Pogba, which was the one that could open the tie,” said Soldado after the clash at a press conference.
“In the field I have seen it very clearly, it was second yellow, but the referee has not considered it that way,” added Soldado about that action.
The attacker indicated that they are leaving the Europa League “very proud of the work done in each game” because the team “always gives everything it has” “It is hard to be eliminated, but it is a day to feel proud and to be from Granada more than never, “he added.
Soldier acknowledged that they have lived in this competition “very beautiful moments” that he has been able to share with “wonderful people” and “great professionals”. “The day of Athletic (when Granada was eliminated last season in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey) was very hard and very beautiful, it was something magical and thanks to that tie today we are here,” explained Soldado.
The attacker is clear that “thanks to the demand” they have “as a team” they have been able to “play a quarter-final in Europe”, something that “no one could imagine.” “The club is growing by leaps and bounds, but there is a lot of work behind it. We are about to achieve permanence and hopefully it will be achieved and I can continue here and continue enjoying it,” added Soldado.