Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino lamented his squad’s lack of depth following the 2-1 defeat to Mallorca at the Iberostar Stadium.
However, the Argentine defended his team’s approach to the game, whilst at the same time acknowledging that Los Periquitos did not have the ‘forcefulness’ needed to get either a draw or a victory.
“We need to add to the squad and create some depth in our play, but I’m confident this issue will be resolved soon,” he told a Press conference.
“It is a blow to have come away with a defeat because we have been preparing for this game all week.”
Pochettino believes his players controlled the first half despite conceding an early goal scored by Israeli international Tomer Hemed, although he complained about the attitude shown to allow Hemed to score the late winner for Los Bermellones.
About the late start time to the game, which kicked off at 11pm local time, Pochettino maintained that it was not ideal but the hour had to take a back seat to his team’s defeat.