Real Mallorca boss Joaquin Caparros praised the attitude and effort his players put in after the 2-1 win over Espanyol.
A brace from Tomer Hemed – one goal scored on Saturday, the other on Sunday – was enough to secure victory for the Islanders in a game that kicked off at 11pm local time in the Iberostar Stadium.
“This is the line we should follow,” said a satisfied Caparros at a Press conference after the game.
“I have to commend my players for their attitude and effort because they were eager to compete. The best way to do that is to win and win in the way we have done.”
The 58-year-old reckoned the intensity his players showed was different to that of pre-season, yet insisted his squad still needs at least three more players – two central defenders and a striker- before the end of the transfer window.
However, he revealed that the incorporation of new blood ‘was almost done’ and he did not rule out the possibility of a fourth arrival within the next week.
Caparros also showed his satisfaction at the La Liga debuts of youngsters Ximo and Marc Fernandez, whilst also joining the growing list of people inside the game who consider the late start to be ‘unfair to players, coaches, supporters and journalists’.