Dimitar Berbatov played for just over twenty minutes in the European Cup final but has today confessed that he has found the defeat difficult to accept, particularly given he has lost in the final before at the hands of Real Madrid, back in 2002.

He ends with a positive note though, claiming we will be the favourites to make the final again next season, because we’re the biggest team in the World.

“It is very difficult to accept defeat in the most important final,” said Berbatov. “This is my second defeat on such an occasion, and I just hope I will get a third chance and win it. Barcelona were the better team in Rome and won. I think the season has been successful for me. Next season we will be favourites in all competitions again: after all, Manchester United is the biggest team in the world.”

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