Mark Delaney, head coach of Aston Villa has spoken out about their defeat to Liverpool (1-4) in FA Cup third-round.
The Birmingham side played a youth squad due to a coronavirus outbreak in the team.
“We are all – club, coaches, players – very proud. There was a tremendous effort given what the players went through. We scored a good goal and deserved to equalize (1-1),” said Delaney to BBC.
“We knew they would have a lot of possession and probably score a quick goal. But we responded well and helped each other. We didn’t have a big territorial advantage.”
“We have a very young under-23 team. Sometimes we concede quick goals, but today we showed that we are a solid team.”