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09 Nov 2010
Lotina and his players were satisfied after the second straight victory on the liga season, at the same time they were admitting that the team suffered a lot within the last minutes of the encounter.

Coach Miguel Ángel Lotina was saying that his team got a hand from the past, “I think the team was still dragging the past of this club, because the bag of the Super Depor still pinching us. It isn’t the same to be at the bottom with a recent promoted club than to do it with Depor. The true is that we had a hand from the club’s history, but we are also at the top with our attitude and it was noticed in several stages on the game. It was a long time since we don’t win two straight matches, for that reason the three points are brining tranquility and confidence.”

Later the Basque coach commented what he saw during the ninety minutes, "We were fine after the 0-2 and we could have caused more damage, but Levante risked with the changes and locked us at the back zone. With the 1-2 in the scoresheet the public was excited and we were forced to defend, because their changes caused problems to us”.

“We were feeling comfortable after the second goal; and if we would have completed more passes I believe the third goal could have been scored. But later, their changes brought more verticality to the game and since they were the local team the rival ended all over us. We were nervous and our current situation didn’t help us to have a better control on the game and to practice a better football. But they insisted with high passes and strategic plays and we didn’t suffer too much.”

Riki scored his first goal on the liga season, he was commenting the game, “It was really important to take the lead in an equal match like this one. It is an important and hard victory for us, and brings a moral support as we picked the three points. The true is that I was feeling calmed, knowing that I was going to have an opportunity and was able to score in my first chance.”

“It seemed that everything was done after the second goal, but after the 1-2 we had to suffer. We know that the team still in a difficult situation and must follow the same line, because things are pretty equal. Still, the team hasn’t done anything yet, though we are living a good moment. The new system is fine and we are strong in defense, though it has some disadvantages.” The Madrilenian added.

Aythami Artiles was the other hero thanks to his work in defense and his goal, he was commenting the play of his first liga goal at Depor, “I stayed there and just wanted to send the ball to the far post. It was a great goal and can’t ask for more. I just scored a goal from the Football Pro. I dedicate the goal to the fans and to my family.“

The Canarian central defender is now hoping that this result could push Depor to better positions and to avoid further problems, “Now, the important thing is to see the team winning and to follow the same line. The narrow result was dangerous and we suffered a lot since the team didn’t know how to kill the game before. But as long as we win playing like this I could sign it.”

At Levante, coach Luis García Plaza was pretty disgusted with the final result, “I am tired of been losing with a 2-1 score. The first goal killed us, it affected us and the team had to come from behind during the whole match. Everything is against Levante, though we also miss intensity, the true is that the changes brought a lot of things to us. I was convinced that if we would have been able to keep the 0-1 then we wouldn’t have lost.”

Valdo was feeling sorry for the defeat, “We knew it was going to be difficult to start losing 0-1 against a strong team in defence. It was complicated to create scoring opportunities and the team tried until the last minute. We don’t know if the last goal was valid or not, but we lost. Now we must look to the next game and think of Malaga.”





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