“It means either a mistake in the starting lineup or a wrong game plan.”
Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 0-3 in a confrontation with Manchester City in the 21st round of the Premier League in the 2022-2023 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd at 11:00 pm (Korean time).
In this match, Hulen Lopetegui (57), 안전놀이터 coach of Wolverhampton, was trailing 0-1 and replaced all three starters at the start of the second half. Instead of Hwang Hee-chan, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore, Joao Moutinho, Matheus Cunha and Pablo Sarabia were put in.
Coach Lopetegui tried to score goals through tactical changes, but failed as a result. They gave up 2 more goals to Elling Hollan and collapsed 0-3.
After the game, the British ‘Birmingham Mail’ reported the contents of Lopetegui’s press conference. Lopetegui admitted to making a substitution mistake.
According to reports, Lopetegi said: “It means that the starting lineup or the game plan was wrong. It’s not the players’ fault, it’s my fault.”
“We tried to change the situation aggressively by getting more possession. We changed the system, but there wasn’t enough time to show that we had improved. We tried, but it was difficult. Manchester City had 13 shots, we had 10. I scored a shot, but I didn’t score a goal.”
Lopetegui added: “The game didn’t work out as planned. In the first half, we couldn’t get to Man City’s penalty box. If you just defend against a team like this, you end up conceding goals. It’s a pity.”