Hütter: 'We deserved to be in the final'
Adi Hütter felt his team deserved more after Eintracht Frankfurt were eliminated from the Europa League by Chelsea on Thursday.
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter said he felt his side deserved to go through to the Europa League final after Thursday's devastating semi-final loss to Chelsea in London.
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Just like last week in Frankfurt, the two teams drew 1-1 after 90 minutes. The game then went into extra-time, and it all ended with a penalty shoot-out that ultimately saw Chelsea book their ticket to the final in Baku.
"The dream of going to Baku is over. We deserved to be in the final, but I'm incredibly proud of my team. Despite everything, the overwhelming feeling is one of pride. There were tears in the dressing room. The fans' reaction is a massive help. The team has forged an incredible bond with the fans," Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter said, as quoted by the club.
Eintracht Frankfurt board member Fredi Bobic looked back at an impressive European campaign with pride.
"We need a bit of time for everything to sink in. It was an absolutely monumental effort from the lads to keep attacking in extra-time and wanting to win. We've only lost one game in Europe, it's been an unbelievable journey. Everyone in Europe now knows what this team is capable of," he said.
Chelsea will meet Arsenal in the final after 'The Gunners' beat Valencia on Thursday evening.