Caparros: We should have got a point

Real Mallorca boss Joaquin Caparros felt the two goals his side scored at the Sanchez Pizjuan should have been enough for a point.

The former Sevilla boss showed his disappointment at the post-match Press conference, lamenting the fact that strikes from Pedro Bigas and Tomer Hemed had not earned his men at least a share of the spoils.

“When you score two goals away from home the minimum return ought to be at least a point, but we were facing a team that can play good football, although that is also what we wanted to do and maintain control,” said Caparros.

“I thought we would have had more space but later on they tightened things up and were the opposite of how they had played in the first half.”

Speaking about the opening goal in the 3-2 defeat, which came after an error by Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop, Caparros did not want to detract from his own players.

“In football, in order to score goals you need to find space and get into it. Football surprises you, there are no presents, so it is all credit to the Mallorca players.”

He also praised the performance of debutants Giovani dos Santos, who provided assists for both Mallorca goals, and Andreu Fontas, while saying both needed to adapt quickly.

“They did well and are players who need to pick up the pace to compete. We are well into the season, which doesn’t allow much time, but they have no choice.”

Finally, Caparros commented on next Sunday’s fixture at the Iberostar Stadium against Real Madrid.

“It is going to be a tough game but we’ll do everything to try and get a result.”

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