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27 Sep 2016
Depor’s coach and the players were satisfied for the impression left by the team, though the game left a bad taste in the mouth for the final result.

Coach Gaizka Garitano admitted that the red card of Fajr was a fair call and at the same time he said that it was the factor that defined the match, “For me it was fair, but I would have loved to watch the game with eleven men against eleven men, because I believe the result would have been different.”

The Basque coach was content with the performance of his team, “The team has made a great game and it was meritorious what we did. The expulsion was the key, and it was our error, but I’m very content with my players, because we were alive until the last minute. Any other team would have lost 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 and we had our options until the end.”

Laure made his first appearance on the season and commented that, “In the first half we had the game, sort or less, where we wanted, they weren’t creating danger and only had a few chances. And after the expulsion we had problems and knew how to suffer, but they are a great team.”

About the expulsion of Fayçal Fajr, the Madrilenian man said that, “I believe the fouls weren’t trying to harm the rival and it affected us, but well, we should remain with the positive thing, which is that we competed well.”

Florin Andone was also content with the performance of the team, “We knew it was going to be a difficult game, this is a strong rival, especially playing here at the Calderón, but we were able to make our football, defending and playing on the counterattack. In the second half we had one lesser player, but the team worked hard. We had a correct attitude. We are content, but I would be happier if we would have added the draw or the victory, but at least the attitude was the right one.”

German Lux commented that, “Our first part was good and intelligent, we tried to make our game and the error of Fayçal marked the game. They could have scored more goals, but we had our chances, like the one of Celso Borges. We were close to the tie. We must raise the head, we have suffered two straight defeats and have a few points, but must raise the head and try to win the next game at the Riazor.”

Celso Borges was feeling sorry for missing a great chance to score, "The team made a great effort. we should emphasize it. It is frustrating to face these situations. If it isn’t the woodwork, then it is because the ball hit the rival. We must move forward. The team was ordered and was controlling the ball. We were facing the situation though the game wasn't pretty. The expulsion changed everything. Fajr has the support of everyone. He is feeling hurt for what happened.”

At Atlético, Diego Simeone was content with the performance of substitute Gameiro, "It was classic, hard, intense and with a higher pace in the second half. Fortunately, Gameiro was fine. He was instrumental in the play of the goal. I think he still knowing Griezmann, obviously he still needs more time, because Gameiro just arrived and gradually will be integrated into a different game. He plays with talent, with great speed in short spaces and can take advantage of the situations, as he did today."

"Since the game wasn’t opened, it began to get complicated. The afternoon wasn’t good for us because the injuries of Augusto and Giménez were negative situations, with two changes already made in the first half it forced us to do more in the match, and their expulsion was demanding us to play with one more striker. But I preferred to wait a little longer.” He added. 




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