“We can forget about the first half, because we didn’t play. In the second half we played our game. I am very disappointed for the first time: I didn’t see a confident team that wanted to win the duells.” This is the analysis of Frank de Boer to Premium Sport after the 1-0 defeat against Sampdoria at Marassi.
“Against Torino we did better, today I do not understand why we played only 45 minutes later. When we have the ball we have to play it, the first time I saw that often we changed the game and never played on the same side. In the second half instead we created the game and it made the game. For me it is a question of mentality.”
The reaction to the substitution of Eder? He is a player who always wants to win and that gives 100%. But he played much and I wanted two fresh players. He had not played so bad, but I wanted to change something. For me it is not a problem.
The voices on you being sacked? “I always have a lot of confidence in the team, we can change this moment it is very difficult. We have a lot of quality but it is not enough. We must always give 100%. We can not accept results like today. I have often seen that the team is good, but we have to play the whole game, not only after 20 or 45 minutes, or only against Juventus and Torino. You have to talk with the company, I’m just doing my job and the only thing I can do right now.”
Exclusion of Gabigol: “He is a good player, his time will come, but for me, he is not yet ready for playing.”
Source: Premium Sport