After losing 2-0 at the Bernabéu, Espanyol coach, conciliatory and satisfied to some extent the performance of his players, assumed defeat as the first step of a ladder to grow and get ahead in the season: “The reality is that we have not been able to score, but I think we have met many small goals. We have given face to a Madrid at the best time of the season, we have improved the image and lost in a dignified way & rdquor;Machin said in the press room of the Bernabéu.
The analysis of the match is positive for Machín: “Giving the face was an objective, but we have not been decisive in the areas & rdquor ;, commented, before speaking without wanting to talk about the referee: “99 percent of people might think it was second yellow to Vinicius. Playing half an hour with one more would have given us an advantage & rdquor ;, He came to explain in several answers, before re-singing the positive speech he has maintained since he arrived and until the defeat against Osasuna. “When I came, I knew what there was. I have to optimize the squad, we have better players than it seems in many phases and I think we can save the category & rdquor ;, Machín said. “The two games we have before the break are decisive for us & rdquor;he concluded.
The Zidane Review
Zidane, without a controversy to attend, reviewed a lot of good news from his team, from the good performance without a goal from Vinicius, to the importance of Valverde: “It has room for many years in Madrid & rdquor;He said about the Uruguayan. “You have to highlight your work, everyone wants to score goals but has made a good game. The goals come with confidence and, after many games without playing, he has done very well & rdquor ;, commented on the Brazilian.
In the analysis of the match, the white coach assumed that it was not the best performance of his players: “We have lacked fluidity, in the second part we have made a round trip that was not convenient for us & rdquor;, the technician acknowledged; which also showed cautious optimism: “We are happy, but La Liga is long term & rdquor ;, concluded.