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Babel disappointed after Euro exit

(GSM) – Liverpool forward Ryan Babel admitted that they were disappointed after a heartbreaking Euro exit at Anfield on Thursday and he is confident of getting good results ahead of Chelsea clash.

The Reds missed out on facing Fulham in the Europa League final after Diego Forlan gave Atletico Madrid the away goal they needed to progress in extra-time.

Babel told clubs website: “It hurts a lot because we controlled the game, more or less. We made one mistake and they scored.

“It’s frustrating when you know you are so close to a trophy and in the end it’s gone. It’s very disappointing.

“Obviously everyone was quiet and disappointed in the dressing room – nobody said a word. We all need to go home and then we’ll discuss things on Friday,” he explained the story after their defeat.

Babel concedes that he and his teammates had nothing left to give in extra-time following a high-tempo performance during the 90 minutes.

However, he is confident Liverpool can get good results Sunday’s home clash with Chelsea.

“It was difficult mentally for us to get that third goal,” said Babel.

“Definitely at the end of the season, when you have to play that extra 30 minutes against a good opponent, it’s difficult.

“But I don’t think it’s difficult to pick ourselves up now because it’s Chelsea and you always want to do well against the top four. The whole team will be ready.

“It’s difficult to say where this leaves our season but the focus should be on winning our two games and hoping our rivals for fourth place drop some points.

“You should always try to believe and think positive. If you think negative, you don’t get anything,” Reds forward suggested.

Fri 30 April, 2010
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