PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 14 - 1 Dec 2012 (17.00 UK)
Valencia 2 - 5 Real Sociedad
Estadio Mestalla

Philippe Montanier called for calm at Real Sociedad after this shock 5-2 win at Mestalla, whilst Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked by Valencia.

The Erreala came from one-goal down to overwhelmingly defeat Los Che and move up to seventh in La Liga.

But the 48-year-old Coach has claimed that they cannot draw too much from the game after Jonas had received a red card for the home side after 40 minutes.

“It was an important win for us,” he told a Press conference. “But we should not draw too many conclusions from this victory.

“We suffered great disappointment earlier this week being eliminated from the Copa del Rey [against Cordoba], so that puts this into perspective.”

Pellegrino, meanwhile, was speaking to the Press afterwards having been relieved of his duties.

“I just want to comment on the decision. Everyone knows that I consider it unfair and do not share it with the board,” he declared.

“I think it is a flustered and hot-headed decision, but that is what you get in football.

“I want to thank the fans and the players for everything they've done. The current situation is only temporary – the team are only four or five points off their target in the League and will fight for the fourth Champions League place.

“Obviously this is not what I want, and I am hurt, but I believe this club is a work-in-progress. I want to wish Valencia good luck and I hope in years to come, maybe I'll get the chance to work here again.”


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