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REACTIONS TO DEPOR'S QUALIFICATION IN THE COPA

02 Feb 2006
Caparr??s lived a hard moment in the press conference when he was asked about the match, at the end he passed the difficulties without problems. Quique Flores and the president of Valencia accused the referee for the elimination, while Lendoiro called for the peace in order to receive them for la liga.

Coach Joaqu?n Caparr??s gave on Wednesday a lesson of how to handle a complicated environment, the things were heated up after the polemic penalty that referee Meg?a D??vila allowed, some of the journalists that were present in the press conference made several questions with bad intentions, when Caparr??s was asked if the qualification of Depor was fair he only responded: "The only justice is what the result dictates and nothing else counts. I admit that we were fortunate and that the team enjoyed of some good luck."

The Sevillan coach also explained why he replaced Arizmendi with Sergio in the aggregate time: "In football you can't trust in your shadow. You (Valencia) scored twice in a few minutes during Sunday's game and I already lost a match in two minutes, with the quality of Valencia you can't take risks because we were playing a semi-final." Finally, Caparr??s didn't want to comment the action of the penalty.

President Lendoiro was happy with the qualification, for him it was a well deserved reward for the club: "We maintained the advantage during the two legs and I believe that justice has been made. This was an special game, but at the same time it was weird." Depor's president also asked for serenity in order to receive the visit of Valencia, a liga confrontation that will occur this Saturday: "In La Coru?a nobody is a stranger and I'm convinced that Valencia will be received as the great club they are. Our fans must receive the rival with an sporting view, mainly cheering up our team."

Who wasn't happy at all was Quique S??nchez Flores, Valencia's coach is convinced that his club was eliminated by the referees: "We did what we could. They threw us out at the Riazor, later they threw out the people in Mestalla and now they threw us out of the eliminatory. We couldn't continue because they don't let us. If you enter to your house and nothing is there, you get the cool sensation that something is missing. But I'm serene, we did what we could and the team played the eliminatory with dignity."

Another person that wasn't happy is Valencia's president, Juan Soler, he expressed his feelings about the penalty awarded to Deportivo and the subsequent elimination of his club: "Nobody could call that as a penalty. I saw it trough the screen that I had in my sit and it's shameful that the referee made that call. A few minutes before there was an infraction more serious against David Navarro and nothing was called up. This is an indignant thing and I'm sad because our fans don't deserve to live what they have gone through. There's no right to see this things in football."

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