Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi said his team deserved to beat Manchester United in FA Cup semis

Brighton FC played a closely-fought match against Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup which was decided on penalties after 120 minutes of play.

The match was decided on penalties with 12 spot kicks being converted perfectly until Brighton’s Solly March missed his shot and Victor Lindelof scored the decisive penalty sending Man United through to the final.

Although Brighton have failed to win a competitive match at Wembley in six attempts, Coach De Zerbi believes that his team who had 61% possession against Erik ten Hag’s team was unfortunate to lose the match.

Speaking to belN Sports after the game, De Zerbi said:

“I think there was only one team on the pitch and we deserved to win and to play in the final, but in the penalty shootout we know the team who played better can lose the game”.

“We know that football can be cruel but we have to close this page and we have to think only on the next game, only on the last part of the season.

“I’m very proud of my players. We can choose how we can lose the game and I think this is the best way to lose the game because we played very well.

“We made too many mistakes in the last 20 meters in the last control before [taking a shot]. Anyway, I have to say thanks my players. I’m really pleased for them. I think that our fans can be proud for our team.”


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