Romelu Lukaku: Some Manchester United players 'were hiding' vs. Sevilla

Romelu Lukaku: Some Manchester United players 'were hiding' vs. Sevilla
From ESPN - March 14, 2018

Romelu Lukaku has said some of his Manchester United teammate "were hiding" after the Champions League round-of-16 second leg defeat to Sevilla because of the disappointment.

The 2-1 loss at Old Trafford knocked United out of the competition, and the Belgian striker, who scored his side's only goal, added that not enough was done to ensure their progression to the quarterfinals.

"Something was wrong with some players, some players were hiding," Lukaku told BT Sport. "I think we started the game well, but then we let them get a bit of control in the game. We had a few half-chances but we did not score.

"Then they scored the first goal and from that moment on we tried to chase the game. Then they scored the second one which was a big blow. At the end we kept pushing, but it was not enough.

"We should have done much better today because with the quality that we have in the team, I think we should have gone through. But we did not deserve it because we were not good enough.

"We should have scored earlier, I think maybe in the first half with the half-chances that we created. The last pass today was not good enough -- we always get in the right position but the last pass to each other was not good enough and I think that's what killed us today."

When asked to clarify his comments about United players hiding, Lukaku said: "I mean in the dressing room because some people were disappointed with the result because we expected better from ourselves.

"We know we have a lot of quality in the team but today we did not show it. It's difficult for us but we have to bounce back. We have one trophy to go and chase and that's the FA Cup.

"We want to go very far in the Champions League because that's what a club like Manchester United needs to do and we did not do it today so we are disappointed."


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