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Torp frustrated being denied Coventry FA Cup semi winner against Man Utd

Coventry City striker Victor Torp admits he is devastated by his nearly goal in the FA Cup semi final.

The Championship side were 3-0 down against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday, only to level it up at 3-3.

Then in extra time, Torp scored in the 120th minute, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

“It's a bit difficult to cope with all the things that happened," he told Tipsbladet.

“When you've tried to watch the game again or highlights, there are many things you've forgotten that happened because you forgot some of it in the heat of the game.

“In the evening, I didn't see my goal because it was just millimetres that determined it was offside. I had to digest that before I could see it, so I only saw it the day after. I just needed to get it out of my system.

“It's a bit surreal to think about how close we were to creating something completely magical. I don't think it has fully dawned on me how close we were to making something huge. Even though I feel like we did something massive, there was just that happy ending missing from the story, unfortunately.

“I didn't have much time to warm up. I was on my way down to get the blood flowing in my legs, and then I'm told I have to go in. I didn't have time to think, other than hopefully I could contribute some positive energy and optimism – we were just behind 3-0.

“I just had to go in and give it a chance and play my game, and then we'd see what happened. It turned out to be a bit more than one dared to hope for. It was some absolutely insane minutes to play. I'm trying to come in and contribute with that, and we turn 3-0 into 3-3."

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