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REACTIONS TO THE VICTORY AT THE RIAZOR

02 Oct 2017
Depor’s coach and his players believe that the team deserved the victory, the coach also admitted that there was a slight improvement, but that it could be important boost for the team’s confidence.

Coach Pepe Mel was commenting the meeting, for him Depor deserved to win, “I believe that, in the last two home games, we deserved to win before Alavés and Getafe. Getafe were coming after a positive streak and was undefeated on the road. It isn’t easy to damage this team and we created a lot of scoring opportunities.  We are content as the lads had a good performance, we still having the problem that, each time we commit an error, we concede a goal, but we reacted and we won fairly. We deserved to win before a tough rival.”

The Madrilenian, who was close to lose his job, believes that he remains on the spotlight, “I’m fine.  I remain questioned, I’m the same coach of three hours ago. So, I don’t this was much difference, only that the win reinforces our work ahead of the next game. I talked to the players and what we must do is to be positive: from the last nine points we added six. We could also have a negative reading watching the standings, but the positive is that we added six of the last nine points.”

“I have spent eighteen years in this business and know what how things are. I don’t think that, by winning a game, things are done. I saved the match ball, but this will continue. This was a small step and we still have to make more in order to secure the continuity at Primera División, but it’s true that the team can improve.”  He added.

He was remembered that Depor are still conceding goals pretty easily, “We were superior and in the first error we allowed a goal. Later I told the players that we still had time, we told them from the outside that there was time to win the game, and it was like that.” It was the answer.

A curiosity is that Pepe Mel was explaining to reporters that Fede Valverde isn’t performing as a winger, "Valverde isn't playing as a winger. He has freedom to make movements. He is only on the wing at the moment of defending."

Lucas Pérez was saying that the result is reinforcing the team, “We are content after achieving a victory against a rival from our league, the true is that there’s calm after what happened in Barcelona. This demonstrates that the group is united and it strengthens the team.”

The Galician striker was saying that he preferred the victory over his first goal on the season, “I am content for the goal and also for the victory. The fans deserved it after all the hope had with the signings. We needed a victory and now face the break in liga. The strikers need to score the goals, but the important thing was the victory, I feel now at the top and am ready to help the team.”

The other scorer, Florin Andone, was also content to contribute to the victory, “Thankfully I was able to find the road to the goal, and it was good enough to win the game. I am content as we needed it. We were in a difficult situation, still are as we are down at the standings, but it reinforces us as this is the second straight victory at home, and that’s very important to us.”

The Romanian was also saying that Deportivo deserved the win, “Guaita made a wonderful game, he saved a lot of occasions. If it wasn’t for him, the result would have been 4-1 or 5-1, but well, we were superior and deserved the win, and look how capricious football is, the goal arrived almost at minute 90. “

At Getafe CF, José Bordalás was admitting that his team never felt comfortable in this meeting, "This is football, it has cost us and we didn’t feel comfortable. In other opportunities the game would have been better controlled. In the first goal, there were three players marking the same rival, I think a player breaks the offside trap, I don’t know if Cala, we have failed and the goals arrived."

"It's a game that needs to be analyzed in depth. There has been of everything, many alternations, we haven’t entered as we have done usually, it has cost us a lot, we have not been comfortable, we have been overtaken mostly by right wing, Guaita has been very well and the team was incomprehensibly locked at the back. We corrected it in the second half, the team was much more involved, more comfortable, we claimed the lead, we had the match controlled, Amath had the second and one minute later they made the tie. There were moments of doubt, we recovered and in a lateral cross and a bad clearance, fortunately, Andone made the 2-1 at a decisive moment.”

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