Daley Blind was, as the whole squad, left disappointed as Manchester United fell to 1-0 to Basel as Lang scored the late winner – but the Dutchman insisted that the winning mentality is still there unchanged.
United dominated in possession (68.3 percent) but were unable to find the back of the net. Mourinho’s side statistically could still miss out on a knockout stage place but Blind believes the team will remain focused, according to Sky Sports. Daley Blind admitted that the disappointment was even higher because of the fact that the English team were the better side but they failed to make the breakthrough.
The Manchester United defender spoke about this match as he said: “In the first half we did well. Second half they create chances but not very big ones, more long shots. It is a pity that it goes in in the last minute. Of course, we want to win every game. We know how the positions are in the group.”
The former Ajax player added: “We’re still on top but we must be aware – but we don’t panic. We have to be ready for the next game. We train hard and prepare ourselves like we always do. I think there is a lot of confidence in the group and this will not change that.”
He also made a comment on the return of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Paul Pogba: “I am very happy for them. I think we have a very big squad. Everyone is ready and wants to play. It is good because there is a very busy period coming up so everybody needs to be sharp and ready. We will need everyone.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench as he returns to full fitness after sustaining an ACL injury. He became the first player to play for seven different clubs in the Champions League (Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG, Manchester United).