Quique Setien: “Betis deserved to win the game”

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Real Betis coach Enrique Setien Solar shouts to his players during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between AC Milan and Real Betis at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 25, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Real Betis coach Quique Setien felt they were unfortunate to not have won against Real Sociedad after settling for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie

Los Verdiblancos played out an intense goalless draw against La Real at their Benito Villamarín stadium on Thursday night.

But sides had chances to score with Betis, arguably, having the worst luck in front of goal during the match.

“Generally we were superior to our opponents,” said Setien, according to Marca.

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“We did a lot of things right, we went from behind well, we managed to reach the final third on a number of occasions and we had chances. Betis deserved to win the game.”

He added: “We didn’t have the fortune with a goal today. We’re two very similar teams, as they also pushed us.

“They tried to do things right and are a great team. I didn’t expect to settle the tie in this match.”

La Real and Betis will meet for the second leg next Thursday at the Anoeta Stadium.