On conceding so late...
"You know that in the last five minutes of a Champions League match, anything can happen.

"They have thrown everything forward and felt they could only score on a set piece, and that is what happened.

"It is frustrating because we looked closer to scoring a second than conceding, but credit to them, they did fight well and went until the last minute."

On the lessons from the game...
"We are still learning. You do not need to give a free-kick away on an offside in the last minute.

"We were caught a bit naively on the second ball, that can happen sometimes on the first one that you lose the header, but on the second one, their player was completely free to score."

On the performance...
"We were largely in control, but as long as you are not two goals in front, that is the problem.

"You can score with just one kick from the goalkeeper into your box. That is just football."

On the penalty not given against Carlos Vela...
"To me, it looked like a penalty, but I would have to watch it again. The referee was even closer than I was."

On the group...
"We are still in a strong position. We have three games left, two at home, and I believe to win one game will qualify us.

"What I want is for us to continue to play like we do, focus to play better.

"In football, you have to produce the maximum result with your game, and tonight that did not happen."

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21 Oct 2009