The official website for European football

Second best not bad for Aguirre

Published: Wednesday 10 December 2008, 0.56CET
Club Atlético de Madrid coach Javier Aguirre was not overly downcast after a 0-0 draw with Olympique de Marseille forced his side to settle for second best in Group D. "When the draw was made a few months ago, with Liverpool, Marseille and Eindhoven, we knew it would be tough and we would have settled for second spot," he said. "We finished second just like Chelsea and Inter. I will look forward to the draw and hope it is kind to us."

UEFA.com features

Skomina honoured at final date
  • Skomina honoured at final date
  • Chivu learns in UEFA technical role
  • Research proposals wanted into heading risk in young players
  • Social Responsibility in focus
  • Stanković welcomes development drive
  • Denmark's Maae given U17 EURO final 'honour'
  • Pitch perfect – UEFA Direct 167 out now
  • Faroe Islands savour 'dream that came earlier than expected'
  • Baier delighted at WU17 referee honour
  • Germany and Turkey receive bid requirements for hosting UEFA EURO 2024
1 of 10
Published: Wednesday 10 December 2008, 0.56CET

Second best not bad for Aguirre

Club Atlético de Madrid coach Javier Aguirre was not overly downcast after a 0-0 draw with Olympique de Marseille forced his side to settle for second best in Group D. "When the draw was made a few months ago, with Liverpool, Marseille and Eindhoven, we knew it would be tough and we would have settled for second spot," he said. "We finished second just like Chelsea and Inter. I will look forward to the draw and hope it is kind to us."
Last updated: 10/12/08 1.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=785017.html#second+best+aguirre