Raja Casablanca-Atletico Mineiro: Quotes
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“I have believed in my team since the start of the tournament because they’re extremely talented. It was an excellent performance today in all areas against a strong Brazilian team with fantastic players. It’s no accident that we’re in the final - it’s the product of hard work. My thanks go to our unbelievable fans, their support is immensely valuable to us and we aim to make them happy in return. Now we have to recover as quickly as possible before our final preparations for the final against FC Bayern Munchen. They’re a fantastic team who won three titles last season, and in Pep Guardiola they have a great coach who has already embedded his football philosophy in the team. But we’ll go into the final with confidence too, believe in ourselves and give our all once more.” Faouzi Benzarti, coach of Raja Casablanca

“We didn’t perform well today. Unfortunately we were unable to put our game plan into action. We never gained control of the match in the way we would have liked. We came back after going behind and pushed for the winning goal in the second half but unfortunately we then made a mistake and conceded an unnecessary goal. We threw everything forward at the end and got caught by a decisive counter-attack. Raja played with assurance and put in a strong performance, particularly with their quick counter-attacking. We have to accept this defeat and apologise to our fans, who we have disappointed after they made this long journey to support us.”
Cuca, coach of Atletico Mineiro