Each phrase from Erik ten Hag’s press convention

I do know you talked about in your TV interview about xG [expected goals] however is it sustainable to have the opposition over 20 pictures a recreation? You didn’t concede a purpose at the moment however are you able to keep on doing that?
“Yeah, we do already. I might say for an extended time and in lots of extra video games. Their xG isn’t that top, ours is far greater. It was their recreation plan clearly. We now have gamers who really feel comfy to defend decrease, however it’s a must to be very disciplined. We co-operated very properly and I feel it was a staff efficiency. However particularly our again 4 with the keeper Andre on the again, and Casemiro in entrance, did very properly.”

Do you assess xG as a result of most individuals would say if the opposition has plenty of pictures, ultimately they may rating?
“No, however that’s not true as a result of they’re low high quality possibilities. You see the possibilities, yeah, they’d some but additionally I feel the way in which we defended set-plays was superb. It was rather well organised and we had been actually centered. Everybody did their job within the second phases, they’d some alternatives however throughout, I feel we did fairly properly.”

Clearly, Alejandro received the penalties at the moment, he’s not missed a recreation since October I don’t suppose, is he turning into a participant at 19-year-old who you are feeling you possibly can depend on week-to-week in these video games now?
“He can [make a difference], it’s about him, if he can maintain the main target, if he places the precise effort within the video games, but additionally throughout the week. If he retains in that focus as a result of, typically for younger gamers, it’s tough as a result of they’re inexperienced, however as teaching employees, we now have a job to do. However I feel he is ready to if he retains this focus, this angle, he’ll enhance from recreation to recreation is what we see on this second. We’re very happy along with his efficiency.”