Sergio González, Real Valladolid coach, positively valued the draw achieved by his team this Wednesday in San Mamés and he was happy to have added a “very meritorious” point that allows them to leave the relegation zone and that should “reinforce” them for the last five league games.
“There is a new league with five games left and we have to be better than the three below,” said the coach of the Pucelano team at the post-crash press conference, after highlighting the “faith” shown by his players after seeing each other. behind on the scoreboard twice.
Sergio, however, regretted the first half hour completed by his team. “We cannot afford to go out onto the field with that idea. The boys really want, but it seems that sometimes it grips us. The 1-0 is a success for Morcillo, but after 3-4 rebounds for not being expeditious, “he said.
In the second half, the Catalan coach did see Valladolid “closer to what we want” and added that the entrance to the Michel, Roque Mesa, Hervías, Kiko Olivas and Sergi Guardiola He “gave a plus” to his team, which “took a step forward” with these changes.
“At half-time, without anger and with a good tone, we told them that we could not continue like this. They have understood what we needed, there has been a change in attitude and they have shown that they have the ability and football, “he said.
Sergio was especially satisfied with the Kiko Olivas comeback after nine months out of the team with a serious knee injury. “Kiko is very important to us on the pitch and in the dressing room. He had been picking up a good pace for a month and we thought today was a good day for him. We are very happy and his contribution has also made the team take a step forward emotionally, “he concluded.