Unai Emery spoke to BT Sport after tonight’s 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt. This is what he had to say:
On another difficult night
Good evening, yes we lost here. Today we improved in the first half, we had a lot of chances and didn’t concede a lot of possibility to score against us.
The second half, the first five minutes were good for us, but we lost the control in 50 minutes, they scored two goals and we couldn’t change that.
No wins in 7, what’s wrong?
The first half above all we controlled the game, we were winning 1-0 and in the second half we created chances to score the second goal. It was positive the way we were playing, but really in 50 minutes we lost control.
In the last 20 minutes we tried to come back, but really we didn’t push and didn’t create a big opportunity to score.
Are fans the wrong to boo at the result?
They helped the players and they helped Granit Xhaka. We were losing, they were angry and this is normal. The team tried, I think we deserved more but we lost control on 50 minutes and they achieved that result.
Injuries – impact on subs? No Laca or Pepe?
We had some injuries and we needed to change Luiz, and then had also injuries with Mustafi and that conditioned the changes.
Xhaka injury – should he have come off?
He wanted to continue. He helped the team, he really played well.
First home defeat, but you’re taking positives?
I am positive but above all realistic. We lost a good opportunity to win that match, but we’re still first. We are going to take another chance in Liege.
Your own job?
I am only analysing the match and only this match.