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06 Dec 2011
Oltra was content as Deportivo added a point playing away from home in a visit that was always difficult for Depor, but at the same time he was aware that his team missed ideas in attack.

Coach José Luis Oltra was satisfied with the result, “The rival was pressing, it didn’t allow us to feel comfortable and we had to play through long balls, because we weren’t fine. Valladolid is a team that likes combinations and neither felt comfortable, because we didn’t allow it. We were playing away from home and in a field were statistics say that Depor always have problems.”

“It is a point that will be good if we win the next match; in this league it’s always important to add a point when you are playing away from home, mainly because we did it this time with intensity and hard work. The best from the match was the point; it’s fair and important, because we were out of the Riazor. All the teams at the top added points, and the fact to stay there was important.” He added.

However, the Valencian trainer was admitting that his team missed spark in attack, “We didn’t have any problem at defense, just the disallowed goal during a counterattack. Until the last second there were some opportunities and we had the last one. We tried to combine, but it ended to be an equal match. We missed spark and clarity in attack. It was necessary to make a solid work at defense; it was good as we only allowed a few chances.”

He insisted about the obligation of winning the next games in liga, “We must go game by game, and now will try to win the next one. Numancia is a tough rival, a team that complicate the matches. It won’t be an easy task. We need to train at the top, to prepare the game and then we are going to face Las Palmas.”

Finally, Oltra explained what happened with Ze Castro, “We must wait, but he noticed a problem in the hamstring region and for that reason he requested the modification. Let’s see how he feels, we will know the results of the scans and will make a decision. It’s a muscular injury and don’t want to say more. It isn’t tiredness, it was something else. It might be a contracture, a tear in a muscle or I don’t know.”

Álex Bergantiños was once again a starter for Depor; he was admitting that his team didn’t complete a good presentation, “The team knew how to suffer and worked hard and it was clear that it wasn’t our day; because we missed precision. In the first plays of the game we tried, but the true is that we missed precision.”

Therefore, the Galician midfielder was content with the point added away from home, “It’s a pitch were it was necessary to add points, it was an obligation. Valladolid is a good team and had the ball possession. The important thing is that we still in the middle of the war with all the other teams at the top. The numbers are good for now and if we add four or six points in the next two games then we will be content.”

Laure was saying that the match was pretty tough for Deportivo, “The true is that we missed a proper connection defense-attack during the first part; we never combined, we suffered a lot and it was hard; at some point they were dominating, but well we must know how to suffer and this is an important point.”

At Real Valladolid, coach Miroslav Djukic was satisfied with the final result, “I’m pretty happy with our game, because it leaves me with positive feelings, especially in the second half as we locked a Deportivo that’s a direct rival for the promotion. The best thing is that we realized that we can dominate before one of the strongest teams in the league. It’s a pity that we didn’t achieve the victory after the effort done by the players.”

But striker Óscar was feeling sorry as his team was unable to achieve the win, “We deserved more; it was the same on the past weekend at Cartagena. We lost four points that I hope we aren’t going to miss in the future. Now we can only think of our next game with Hércules and achieve the victory there.”



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