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12 Mar 2019
Painful result for Deportivo and the coach and players ae already admitting that the team is in crisis.

Natxo González was commenting the key for the game, “The game was balanced, there was a sense of control, and maybe their changes were favorable to them. We were pending of the physical state of Pedro [Sánchez] and Vicente, so it’s hard to manage the situation, but it’s true that you had things under control and that any winner would come by a detail and it was like that.”

He admitted that Depor are in crisis, “Now I believe we are in a delicate moment on the season, the first on the whole campaign, and not for today’s results, but for the things lived in recent matchdays, especially a home. This is the most difficult moment of the campaign, but I lived difficult moments in order to achieve things. This is a difficult moment and it’s time to demonstrate the kind of team that we are.”

“When you are bad, it isn’t only by one reason. Many factors are aligned. The individual performance affecting the collective. To face a difficult moment that we didn’t have before. Maybe we are learning where we are now and that we need to make a step forward, individually ad collectively. We need to be united and to be convinced that this is a pretty challenge. It’s easy when things are fine, but now it’s a challenge for me as a coach.” He added.

The Basque man didn’t want to accept the idea that Depor were playing desperately since the start, “I don’t know if desperate in the right word. You allow a goal at the end and it’s tough to try to revert the situation especially with our antecedents. We need to analyze. We had a good team in front of us, maybe their changes helped a lot. It’s over, we must try to improve.”

Finally, Natxo explained that Nahuel left the game injured, “The change was for Pedro [Sánchez], but they sent me the message that Nahuel had problems, and he made a gesture like having an adductor problem, so that’s why Pedro stayed and the change was made for Nahuel.”

Pedro Mosquera was worried as Depor still conceding late goals, “We had a better possession, but didn’t have arrivals, and it’s starting to be worrying as we allow goals within the last minutes. There are things that aren’t working, and those mistakes need to be fixed.”

For Vicente Gómez the team is in crisis, “In many phases of the game we locked them at their area, but we weren’t able to create clear chances. The team is giving everything, but we are in a delicate moment. It isn’t for not pushing. Today it was important to win and I am going home sad.”

Eneko Bóveda talked on Monday and denied the idea that Depor are crippled playing at the Riazor, "I don’t think there was any blockage. Without being a good match, it was disputed and could have fallen to any side. The level of Las Palmas was seen, which is high and similar to ours. Things haven’t gone well for them, but before starting the year, you looked at their team and it was powerful, even with ours. And so the game came out. We're not happy, but I didn’t see the team blocked or a steamroller passing over us. "

A UD Las Palmas, Pepe Mel was content for what it meant to win the game, “We played against a team that knows how to transit between defence and attack. We matched the expectations, better in the second half than in the first, because we had the ball more time. They had to run and ended tired. This team needs to win, no matter we play ugly it’s fundamental to win. Tomorrow is time to train and to think of Mallorca.” 




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