PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 14 - 2 Dec 2012 (18.00 UK)
Celta Vigo 1 - 1 Levante
De Lucas 37 (CV), Roger (L)
Estadio Municipal de Balaidos

Paco Herrera felt Celta Vigo deserved the three points instead of just the one against Levante, and Juan Ignacio Martinez agreed.

The Galicians could only manage a 1-1 draw thanks to Roger Marti’s late equaliser for the visitors, which arrived much to the Coach’s frustration.

“The result is unjust. Despite the draw, I have told the players that this is the way, little by little, that we should approach our football,” reflected Herrera afterwards.

“I cannot ask for more from the team, perhaps the only thing was that we had several chances that we failed to convert.

“We were punished by their goal, but the anxiety of wanting to do things right sometimes leads to that. I’m hopeful about the future of this team if they continue to grow as they have, whilst we have to highlight that each week the best player for the opponent has been their goalkeeper.”

Martinez agreed that Los Granotes were fortunate in stealing a late equaliser.

“The first half we were gifting play to Celta and in the second they could have punished us. We took risks in the second half, we brought in all the artillery and in the end we were lucky to draw. I’m happy with the result,” stated Martinez afterwards.

“Celta had a great game, especially after their efforts in the Cup in midweek. We knew that as a team they are very strong from the start and still the start to the game cost us.

“I am focused on the reaction that the team had in the second half, though, which says a lot about the group.

“We tried several different things because we knew that Celta were dropping deep.”


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