The Malaguista coach held a remote press conference following #MálagaLasPalmas. “We would have liked to generate more chances and win the three points”, he explained.
“With 11 against 11, the match was very even. In the second half we made variations, but we lacked a level of calm, playing from side to side. When a team is a man down they have that solidarity in defence and we knew it would be tough. There was a section of the game that we played the way they wanted us to. We have to improve in that aspect, have a little more patience, know how to find those players in intermediate areas to have that pass from inside, more depth, more crosses. We needed to generate more, although there was arrival the final pass diluted play somewhat. The most important thing, in the circumstances we’re in, is that we kept a clean sheet. We claimed a point, but having the numerical advantage we would have liked to generate more chances and win the three points. We tried everything, all the players participated, but it’s clear that we need more preparation. We have players who have only been training for a week and a half. A player who has just arrived cannot compete at top level from one day to the next. I’m happy, not because of the result or the match we played, but because we have players who are accumulating minutes and competing, which is the best training. We have to improve on the attack, the second play in set pieces and in combinative play to wear down the rival. We have to play from the inside out and increase our verticality. We must pile the pressure on more, gain more possession and have much more continuity”.