Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken reacted to the penalty kick won by Manchester United striker Anthony Martial in the Red Devils’ 1-0 Europa League final win over his side on Monday night in Germany.
Martial won a penalty for Man United early in the first half of extra time, which was converted by Bruno Fernandes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side advanced to the Europa League semi-final, where she will face the winner between Sevilla and Wolves.
But, Solbakken claimed Martial did not try to stand too long during the game to try to win a penalty against Copenhagen.
According to him, his own players would have been more successful if they had followed the same approach as France Internationale.
“If my players had been a bit more clinical they could have fallen and got a penalty,” Solbakken told beIN SPORTS.
“You can’t encourage them to come down. It’s a good balance between being overly honest.
“I don’t think Martial tried to stand too long. But it is life, and it can be given.
He added: “This game is not about penalties. This game is about a Scandinavian team with players who have never played at this level, and who do a real performance, and it’s rather a good 90 minutes.
“United win because they win the first 15 minutes of overtime.”