Caparros: ‘Mallorca showed ambition’

Mallorca Coach Joaquin Caparros insists his players’ demonstrated their ambition in a surprise victory over Valencia today.

“We won a game against great opponent, who have excellent players. It is true that we were fortunate as they crashed the ball off the crossbar, but again we did enough to deserve the three points,” stated the Spanish tactician in the aftermath of his side’s 2-0 victory over Valencia.

The 56-year-old boss expressed his satisfaction with the win at the Iberostar, which was his first as a Coach over Los Che since January 2009 and has provisionally put the club in second place in the La Liga table.

“We were better after the interval than we were in the first half, we had the patience and capacity to suffer. We must improve and be as practical as we were today, as there is no such thing as a free lunch in this League.

“Those 11 points that we have now cannot be taken away and all we have to do is keep working game by game because we expect a difficult test with Getafe next up.”

Journalists also highlighted that Capparos has never had a better start to a campaign despite managing Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo La Coruna, which brought a smile to the former Real Madrid youth.

“Yes that is true! Maybe we are on a roll, this team is ambitious, but we must keep our feet on the ground and not get distracted, because football takes many turns and it is better to focus on short term goals, like the next game.”

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