Oltra: Depor point important

Deportivo de La Coruna boss Jose Luis Oltra believes he team gained an important point despite drawing 1-1 with Getafe at Riazor.

Riki gave the hosts an early lead only for Abdel Barrada to equalise midway through the first half, but Oltra insisted it was a point won rather than two points lost.

“It was important to take a point, yet it was also how we achieved it and the signals it sent out,” the 43-year-old told assembled media.

“We tried to go for three points from the start, but following our goal Getafe were the better side because we lacked depth and penetration.

“After that we took command and did not give up,” said Oltra, who explained that his team has still to improve after the return to La Primera following a one-year absence.

“We are at the start of La Liga and I asked for a period of adaptation, although we are not badly off for points, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.

“We need to strengthen in some departments. There have only been three games and there is still a long way to go.”

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