The Malaguista coach analyses the match against Sevilla FC in a press conference: “I believe, perhaps because I see it in my colour, that we’re not so bad to only have one point, but we need to accept the reality”.
Two goals in two minutes
“I think in the first half there was a lot of tension on our part. We defended well, but we had a hard time getting the ball; sometimes because of Sevilla FC’s accuracy, and other times because we lacked good possession chances. When we did have the ball, we had options. We certainly reacted in the second half, defending well upfront and generating options against a rival who is very difficult to dominate. The chances we did have we were unable to convert, and then the penalty arose from one of our counter-attacks, which did us some damage, as did the second goal straight after”.
“The team played with great tension, as when you see yourselves at the bottom and nothing’s happening…Many teams, with the match we played today, would surely have earned points. In this situation, instead of us taking the lead, we conceded a penalty giving such a strong rival a 1-0 lead, followed by another goal in the next action to put us 2-0 down. The team has alternatives, has resources. I think in certain respects, we performed well, but it’s the same old story”.
Continue to seek solutions
“It’s difficult for everyone, at times incomprehensible. I believe, perhaps because I see it in my colour, that we’re not so bad to only have one point, but we need to accept the reality. We must keep focusing on the fact that the way forward is to try and find solutions like the ones we found. We always imagine, for example in the second half, that we have these options and possibilities to attack and score to go in front, but it’s not the case each time we reach the area…In the first half, Roberto made an intervention and another in the second, but in minute 67 we were doing well, yet by minute 70 we were 2-0 down. This is extremely tough for the players, as is training with these results too”.