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Keller: Real Madrid punished us every time we made a mistake

by Tom Conn | Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Schalke 04 manager, Jens Keller was at a loss for words following Wednesday evening’s 1-6 Champion League loss to Real Madrid and feels that Los Blancos took advantage of every mistake they made.


In his post-match press conference, Keller spoke about the loss and how Real Madrid were able to put up a record-breaking amount of goals against his side, who came in on a good run of form.

“We made too many basic errors. We had a good start to the game, playing bravely up the pitch – then we conceded the opener. It came from a mistake but we immediately had a chance [through Julian Draxler] for the equaliser. Opportunities like those don’t come along all that often against sides like Real.

“Perhaps it would have been a different game if we had scored, with our fans behind us. They really were in Champions League mode this evening and supported us until the final whistle.

“We knew Real would use the space we would give them after they scored the opener and they simply punished us almost every time we made a mistake. We are a young team who still have lots to learn at this level. In future we have to show more determination in certain situations.”

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