"We gave away our lead too easily"

Ralph Hasenhüttl, Péter Gulácsi, Emil Forsberg and Kevin Kampl give their thoughts after RBL's Europa League exit

Ralph Hasenhüttl: 

  •  "Within the first ten minutes, we had already given away our lead. We have to try and stomach that, because we let a commanding lead go too easily.

    "When you make mistakes like we did today, you can't expect to proceed in a European competition. Even though we tried to bring the fight to Marseille, in the end we made it too easy for them. Our first European campaign was certainly interesting and we will take a lot with us going forward."

Kevin Kampl:

  • "A tough result to take. The semi final seemed within reach after our early goal but then we completely let go of our grip on the game, which was topped of by conceding from a set piece. That really shouldn't happen. We allowed our opponents to build their confidence. In the end we did too little to progress."
Ralph Hasenhüttl
Kevin Kampl

Emil Forsberg:

  • "We are hugely disappointed, this loss really hurts. It was not what we planned. After our early goal we just stopped playing and made way too many silly mistakes. Our keeper made four or five good saves during the game but Marseille played well and deserved to win.

    "Now we need to put the Europa League to the back of our miinds, be proud of what we achieved but now focus fully on the Bundesliga. In the next few weeks the Champions League spots will be decided and we want to be in them."

Péter Gulácsi:

  • "Of course we are really disappointed. We had a huge chance to go further in the competition. We wanted to be solid but that fell apart right after our early goal. You just can't make the kind of mistakes that we made in an international competition.

    "After such a good start we needed to trust ourselves and have the confidence in our passing to weather the storm. We needed to be much more consistent at the back, so now we will have to analyse the last couple of games and sort out these problems."


Emil Forsberg
Péter Gulácsi

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