Manchester United boss Ole Gunna Solskjaer has praised his teams character after their come back win over Tottenham.
United secured a hard fought win 1 – 3 over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham despite losing a goal at Half-time. Goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood ensured United completed a perfect come back victory over Tottenham.
Solskjaer was a happy man in his post match interview as he praised his team character after the game.
On the most pleasing aspect of the game: he says,
“Character again. When you get the injustice and adversity, that decision [to disallow the goal] is just shocking and to come together. Yeah, we lost our focus for maybe a few moments and minutes and unfortunately conceded a goal. But we came together and composed ourselves. We went there as a team on a mission, we looked like a team on a mission, that this is not going to derail our season.”
On the RIGHT RESPONSE
“We did start like a team that looked like it had been in Europe on Thursday night. It was a great reaction, an absolutely top reaction and we played some great stuff in the second half. After they scored, we felt the injustice and adversity and that went into our players’ heads. It was good character we showed and we had to come back from it. We can’t let those decisions ruin a good season for us.”
On different preparation :
“Our prep was different than normal today, it was done by videos and meetings because we flew back Friday morning, didn’t get back until the afternoon and needed some recovery again on Saturday so we’ve prepared everything – we don’t go too far away from our principles anyway and we know Tottenham, they’re always difficult to play through. You need to earn the space, you need to go from side to side, you need to play round them at times, get crosses in, but also when it opens up, then you play through the middle. The first goal, was some good play through the middle in the end. Second, great cross and then after that more spaces are created because they have to go forward.”