NEWS | 18/01/2018“We kept and clean sheet and managed to score an away goal”, highlighted the coach.
“I was pleased with the commitment on display, we defended very well. We struggled for rhythm, but we were superb defensively and had real balance with our full-backs and Marco. We struggled a bit because we lacked a bit of nerve, but that's to be expected because many of these players don't play so often. The second half was much better”.
“It was important to win today and we were disciplined at a difficult ground to go to against a team who defend very well. We're happy with the result. We played well against Villarreal but couldn't score, and today we didn't play as well but got the goal. Hopefully sooner rather than later we manage to do both”.
“We’ve got a long way to go. We need to get our confidence back, score goals and stop conceding. We cannot sit here and say we played well but we got an important result for the tie and that is positive. There are moments when the going gets tough, but we need to have a little patience and know that together we can move forward. This win could well be a turning point for us and we may well go on to get three or four positive results”.
Ceballos and Vallejo
“Ceballos took a bit of a knock. He pulled up a bit and in the second half he couldn’t go on as he would have liked. I had to take him off. Vallejo got injured and he’s not happy. We will carry out some tests tomorrow or the next day”.
“He did well but he can do better, they all can. He bagged the winning goal and I’m pleased with him”.