Calderon: Sorry for Betis fans

Real Betis Coach Gabriel Calderon has offered his sympathy to the team’s supporters after they were knocked out of the Europa League by Sevilla.

Betis has a 2-0 lead from the first leg but it was overturned at Bentio Vilmarin on Thursday, Sevilla eventually progressing on penalties.

Speaking at a post-match Press conference, Calderon lamented that Betis were unable to play their usual game.

“I’m sorry for the fans, they deserved the joy of winning,” the Argentine began.

“In the first half the team was stuck and didn’t do the things they normally do.

“We allowed Sevilla to score a deserved goal.

“In the second we were more like ourselves but they scored with the only opening they had.

“Then we went to penalties and the rest is history.

“We suffered three injuries…everything is happening to make sure we continue to suffer.

“I have no more words. I congratulate the players. In the first half we were unable to do what we do so well.

“We’ll see how the team is physically and psychologically after this.”

Tags Gabriel Calderon