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REACTIONS TO THE DEFEAT IN LIGA

15 Mar 2015
Víctor Fernández was saying that the penalty was the factor that decided the game, while he continues to be worried with the lack of punch in attack. José Rodriguez was relating how affected the team felt after the loss.

Víctor Fernández said that the penalty was the factor that decided the meeting, “I believe that what has killed us was the penalty, since that moment we were disarmed. Things were equal within the first sixty minutes and we missed one more point of conviction and intention with our attacking game. We tried to play with the speed of Cavaleiro as we did in the first round game, he’s a fast player for Valencia’s centre-backs, however immediately their goal came after our change.”

“The game changed with their goal, besides the entry of Feghouli also damaged us. I believe it was the key moment in the game. Since minute 60, time when their goal came, there was only one team on the field: Valencia.” He added.

He wasn’t surprised by the performance of Valencia CF during the second half, “Valencia are more dangerous having space. I insist that the penalty opened the game and it was converted into a race in which Valencia have fast and dynamic players, pretty active in midfield. If we were unable to create harm within the first sixty minutes then, with the score against us, it turns to be more difficult.”

The Aragonian coach didn’t like a question regarding if the players out of the roster should be entering now into the formations, “The ones there are the players I believe are the right ones to play, and the coach is the one that decides. Who I should I remove? Since I’m the coach then I am the one that makes those decisions.”

Finally, Víctor commented the action of the penalty, “I believe there was no intention by Depor’s player in order to hit Valencia’s player. I guess there was a contact and I also believe that the player of Valencia also contributed to the penalty. It’s also true that at that stage they were also pressing, but neither were finding the opportunity to complete the last pass or the last shot.”

José Rodriguez talked to reporters on Saturday after returning from Valencia; he was sad with the defeat, “Since the year 2015 started we have been doing the right things, but lately we haven’t been fine. Now our league is starting and we must demonstrate that we belong to Primera.”

The Valencian player also revealed that Tino Fernández and Víctor Fernández were feeling affected by this new defeat, “The president came to the changing room in order to sheer us up. He didn’t say anything else. In the plane you could see in his face that things weren’t fine. I also saw that the coach is screwed, just like the president and my partners.”

Alex Bergantiños was also saying that the first goal was the key to unlock the match. “The first half was equal, we were much better, combining and there were no clear chances for both teams. Later their goal came after we lost the ball and the game was more opened and it was more difficult to attack them. It was more difficult with the 1-0 for them.”

The midfielder also explained what Depor are missing after losing four of the last five games, “I believe we are missing more things up front, we lack ideas to finalize the plays. We don't have aim and we are paying the price for that. The team is competing within the last games and we are missing that, because the games are decided in the areas. Let’s see if we can get the victories facing the rivals from our zone of the standings.”

The other centre midfielder at the lineup, Celso Borges, was encouraging his players to continue in the fight, “A defeat always hit you, but we must continue working in order to revert this situation. We must continue with the knife between the teeth and add points, the points are the things that will bring the salvation.”

At Valencia CF, coach Nuno was commenting the game, “I believe that it was a nice game, we had problems to settle in the first part, but in the second we made a good job in attack, in defence we were making a pressing football. It was important to keep the clean sheet and the fans helped us a lot. For this reason the goal is to keep being a strong team at home. After the 2-0 we followed the same path and conditioned the rival’s output with the ball, it was fantastic.”


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