Michel: "Our elimination is unfair"

25 feb 2016
Par 
Frédéric Rostain, à Bilbao
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
 2017
Season 2015-16 - Europa League - 16th finals, second leg - Athletic Bilbao 1-1 OM: reaction from the Spanish coach of OM, Michel.

- This is a cruel elimination for OM...
"Yes, this is a quite cruel elimination. We were not weaker in the first leg and so weren't we tonight. The team played really well in the first match, they played even better tonight during the whole game, but there's the risk when we play against a team like Bilbao, that we need eight chances to score a goal while one chance is enough for them.

- Was it the first half, with all the missed chances, where OM missed out in qualifying?
"Not only the chances but also the impression. We started the game with great feelings. We wasn't really suffering. We controlled every moment of the game. I am even satisfied with the performance of my players. We didn't lose, we were eliminated but there is no room for critics. I am disappointed because our elimination is unfair."

- You made a brave tactical decision with 4-4-2...
"Yes, I am content and satisfied with it. The players performed it well. They played really well in all aspects of the game. We were better. Every player was present. But this year is exceptional: sometimes results don't come in away games."

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