Jol: Hamburg deserved it

17 April 2009 07:44
Coach Martin Jol believes Hamburg deserved their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup despite losing 2-1 at Manchester City on Thursday night. The German side slipped to a second-leg defeat at Eastlands but booked their place in the last four by virtue a 4-3 aggregate scoreline. Hamburg will now face Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen for a place in the final. "We started off very well and the goal helped a lot," said Jol. "Then we had a penalty given against us, which was a bit harsh. "We knew if they got another goal it would be exciting again and that is what happened. "But they did not score a third and that was great. I think over two legs we were the better side."

Source: ESA