Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez lamented the errors his players made after they were routed 4-0 at Real Sociedad on Monday.
However, despite his disappointment Jemez commended his team’s attitude as a brace from Carlos Vela and one each from Mikel Gonzalez and Chori Castro sent La Real up to ninth in the table.
“They didn’t create us problems in the first half and if there is one good thing about this team it is its attitude and mentality, because it always goes out to compete,” Jemez told the post-match Press conference.
“To concede two goals did not mean the attitude in the first half was wrong, as it was right from the first minute to the 94th. We’ve no need to look for things where they don’t exist.
“The goals conceded were because of errors, not because of lack of attitude, which was impeccable. Nobody can ever question my players’ attitude and how they approach games. That is the way it will be while I’m Coach of this team.
“Whoever puts on a Rayo Vallecano shirt will have to sweat for it and defend it with the intensity I consider to be right. In that sense I’ve nothing to reproach myself for.”
Rayo have conceded more goals than any other La Liga team – 29 in 12 games – but Jemez does not see that as a particular cause for concern.
“There are a lot of games in which you go behind and you can’t always come back, because you risk too much. I didn’t see the first two goals clearly but sometimes we make it too easy for our opponents.
“At 1-0 you are still in the game but at 2-0 you start to rush things and take too many risks, but Real took their chances well.
“When a team wins it is not only because their opponents played badly, so I’ve no complaints,” he concluded.