Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has pointed out that it’s evident why his team suffered a home defeat against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.
The Eagles managed to avenge their earlier Carabao Cup loss, with Joachim Andersen scoring from an infrequent goal attempt and effectively defending their lead as the Reds fell short in their efforts to equalize.
Ten Hag emphasized that the team’s decision-making in the final third was subpar, despite having some promising situations in both halves of the game.
“It’s a bad start,” said the Dutch manager. We have to catch up and do better. This is not good enough.
“Of course, it’s frustrating for everyone, especially the fans. It’s frustrating but for us, as well, the players and for me. We have to stay together, fight together and get better and make sure we get improvement.”
“I think every occasion is different. Sometimes it’s like calmness and composure, other times it’s be more clinical, other times be more direct. “The next time, play the extra pass. As I’ve said, it’s about decision making, the qualities and skillset the players have.
“There were many occasions, I can’t count them, but we are in the position to put the ball where we want to be. I think I repeat myself but we came into the positions and have to make the [correct] decision.
“Yes, these players can do better. We have more qualities than we showed today. Always, we learn from the game. We learn we are to do better in the final part of the game. The first goal is very important, if you concede it, you still have to win. You have to find a way to win and we didn’t, so we have to blame ourselves.”