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19 Dec 2017
Depor’s coach was unhappy with the performance of the team and admits that the needs to improve a lot and needs to do it fast. The president criticized the team for his lack of aggressiveness.

Coach Cristóbal Parralo was very disappointed with his team, “I can only say that Barcelona was absolutely superior to us, in all registers. We can only congratulate the rival and start preparing the next game.  They were superior and deserved the victory, today we didn’t compete as we would have wanted.”

“The defeat was big, but could have been bigger as Barcelona created a lot of opportunities. Rubén made the saves and Barcelona made the opportunities to deserve a bigger score. You don’t like to be so inferior. We were coming from a game in which we were solid and didn’t allow a shot on target, but today they were superior.” He added.

The Andalusian continued criticizing his own team, “We had too many losses at midfield and it meant transitions from them, we made too many mistakes, too many losses and assume the responsibility. They seized all the errors that we had. The team didn’t play well. We need to improve and need to do it fast, the games are passing and we don’t change. We cannot lose a game against a superior rival like this one and only have one yellow card, we only made a few fouls. We must try to improve, because today we didn’t compete before Barcelona.”

Parralo insisted that his team gave too many gifts to Barcelona, “We gave for free too many things, we had too many losses and that ends to be too expensive before a rival like Barcelona. I want to see the team competing, today we didn’t compete. We can only stand up and prepare the next game in the best possible way.”

Carles Gil was commenting that Depor only lasted twenty minutes in the game, “We know that the games on here are very complicated, it’s a team with a big potential, within the first twenty minutes we were in the game, and when they scored the first two goals it killed us, later it was impossible.”

The playmaker was saying that Depor lacked more aggressiveness, “In order to have chances you need to be aggressive, to make more fouls and not allow them to think and create. It’s complicated when you are on the field, you don’t know what could happen when Messi gets the ball.”

Rubén Martínez was commenting the game, “We don’t have good feelings, but we know that this is a field that’s complicated. We had a plan, a way to try to counteract the rival, trying to block the game at the middle, but their quality surpassed us and the results reflects this. It’s difficult to defend these people.”

The keeper was resting importance to his saves in the game, “It’s a contradiction, because you cannot say it was a good game, you made saves, but it didn’t help the team, so you cannot end content. It was very difficult and we cannot blame the team”

President Tino Fernández was upset, he said that Deportivo lacked an aggressive approach, “This wasn’t a good night. More goals could have arrived, but I prefer to emphasize the game of Rubén, who was superb. We are glad about him after the long talks regarding the keepers. In order to play before Barca you need aggressiveness, and today the attitude of the team was passive, if you let them play then they will hit you.”

At FC Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde said that the victory had a double meaning, “Today’s game was an important one; the victory has a double boost as it gives us confidence ahead of a game like the Clásico. It’s always good to come into it strengthened. The winning margin could have been greater. We are a team who attacks a lot. It’s a statistic that speaks volumes about us although we would have liked to see some of those shots going in.” 




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