For a few moments it seemed that the Spanish I could surprise him in the Wanda Metropolitano and get out of there with at least one point. But reality and some controversial actions gave victory to Atlético de Madrid with a blunt three to one. This was also seen by the parakeet technician, Pablo Machín.
"It is obvious that the scoreboard has left us without options," Soria began explaining, and then analyzed that they started competing "well during the first part" and were even "close" to go "to rest with advantage." But he regretted that it rains on wet and that in the situation in which Espanyol is in the table (penultimate), "everything comes to us." In the second part he admitted that the rivals were "superior" and demonstrated their "potential."
Machín acknowledged that the VAR decisions made a "dent" and were "very much at the limit"
He did not want to value the decisions in which the VAR, as in the goal of the tie belt for a possible offside or the goal voided to David Lopez for a non-existent lack of Bernardo Espinosa within the area. He acknowledged that the first play made them "dent" because "we all thought it was – out of the game – clearer than it has been." While the second could put the team "inside the game" but instead ended up "messy." "These are very fair situations, very close to the limit," said the technician later, who said that "a thin dog is all fleas."
Against a team like Atlético Machín, it is "difficult" to win if they do not play "ordered." Before the twenty minute Naldo (which according to the coach himself probably has a fibrillar rupture) was injured, which precipitated the first substitution of the game and a change in defense. "We have been burdened with energy," Machín explained. Then they were also "precipitated" and without "capacity" or "clarity" with the entry of Campuzano Y Melendo.
We are being a competitive team during many phases of the matches ”
If he Betis score or win against Seville Espanyol will be six points away from Majorca, who won against him Villarreal and mark salvation. A situation that Machin said can be branded in many ways, such as "complex," "compromised," "difficult." "It costs us a world to score and with the sensations you just don't live," he added. Although he is not pessimistic because he sees that "we are being a competitive team during many phases of the matches," although he does recognize that what "decides is quality and determination."
Machin surprised his own and strangers by placing Javi Lopez left lateral ahead of Adrià Pedrosa. Something about what did not go into details because "it is very long to explain everything that goes through the head of a technician to choose the eleven." I did expect Pedrosa's "speed" to give them "a plus" in the second half but Naldo's injury limited the changes. And the decision to switch to the band lanes in the middle part justified it by “they were going to use the physical superiority of Saul" on Victor Gomez and that despite competing well, "he is eighteen and Javi for his seniority could play more balls."
Against Getafe, at home, you can only win
The next League game is after the league stop, a stop that is sure when they return they will notice "changes." He Getafe will visit the RCDE Stadium, a match that needs to win yes or yes, for being "at home" and because "we need to compete and win." To do this, he also sees "success in the areas" necessary, something that is very repetitive.
In the perico sinus they do not lose focus. “We have no choice but for victory to come and we have to trust ourselves. The strength has to be in the group, we have to become strong in the union. The group sees that this is the way, ”he said of the mood and general state of the costumes, but also asked that the heavy weights of the workforce“ take a step forward ”to“ be decisive ”.