De Gea admits Manchester United were eliminated because they didn’t perform well

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea’s team performed poorly so that they were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League after being defeated by Atletico Madrid, Wednesday (16/3) early WB.

Renan Lodi scored the only goal of the game at Old trafford to ensure Atletico progress to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win.

“We are very disappointed with this result. It is difficult to describe how we feel at this moment. We did not do enough in both games to win. This is a disappointing day for us,” said De Gea.

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“They are a very experienced team. They really know how to play in the Champions League.”

“They scored and then played defensively so it was difficult for us to create chances. We ended up being knocked out of one of the most important tournaments. It makes me sad,” he continued.

Manchester United have only made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League twice since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. The Red Devils last won the title when they won the Europa League, five years ago.

“We did not perform well enough. This is our current condition. Even so we have to keep fighting,” concluded De Gea. (AFP/OL-1)