Ten Hag believes Manchester United should compete in the Champions League again next season. He seeks for the positive result ahead of their match against Brighton on Thursday.
The Red Devils are in a good position to qualify for the Champions League next season, as they currently sit in fourth place with 63 points from 32 games, four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand. With six games remaining, Ten Hag has urged his players to give it their all in order to secure an automatic Champions League qualification spot before facing Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
We want to win every game, every competition…but it’s clear that we want to play in the Champions League. That is the competition we are now fighting for, and I believe it is the only thing we have to focus on right now because the FA Cup final is at the end of the season. So now the only thing we have to do is finish this,” he told reporters.
Ten Hag wants Manchester United to return to Champions League
United have made steady progress under Ten Hag, winning the Carabao Cup in February. They’re on track to qualify for the Champions League and have already qualified for the FA Cup final. However, the manager is not ready to relax his guard and has warned his players about the dangers of complacency before facing the Seagulls, who will be looking for vengeance after being defeated in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
“I never want to talk about pride or satisfaction during the season.”
No, because, as you are aware, satisfaction leads to laziness, and we are in the season of laziness.
“We have six games left, and we want to win every one of them,” he said.
“As a result, you need full focus, full energy, and full preparation, and there will undoubtedly be a fight, which we must prepare for in order to win the points.”
He also said, “I believe that everyone who participates in elite sport wants to exact revenge when they are lost.
That is normal,” Ten Hag continued.
They have a strong desire to defeat us, but we must match that. We must not only match that, but go above and beyond. To win this game, we need to show that we are more hungry than them.”
The two teams’ EPL matchup on Thursday will determine whether United finishes among the top four. Following this contest, on May 13, the team will play at home against Wolves.