“We have seen enough disappointments,” said the coach after losing to another group rival on penalties in the Europa League final this time in top European competition. “That’s for sure. This team has now matured and grown.
“I have to say that was always the plan when I walked in. With players like David [De Gea], Harry [Maguire] has a couple of years now. We have a backbone in the team. With Raphael [Varane] and Cristiano [Ronaldo], they added something extra that you have to buy unless you win it four times yourself. We definitely learned. The group is special. They take care of each other and we are well positioned. “