‘Result unfair’ on Celta

Paco Herrera believes his Celta Vigo players could have done little more to earn three points against Levante.

The Galicians, however, could only manage a 1-1 draw thanks to Roger Marti’s late equaliser for the visitors, which arrived much to the Coach’s frustration.

“The result is unjust. Despite the draw, I have told the players that this is the way, little by little, that we should approach our football,” reflected Herrera afterwards.

“I cannot ask for more from the team, perhaps the only thing was that we had several chances that we failed to convert.

“We were punished by their goal, but the anxiety of wanting to do things right sometimes leads to that.

“I’m hopeful about the future of this team if they continue to grow as they have, whilst we have to highlight that each week the best player for the opponent has been their goalkeeper.”

Even in failing to win, Herrera saw value in not losing the encounter.

“Although it is just a point, we’re moving away from the bottom of the table as our pursuers continue to not pick up points. This is the way to go.”

The Coach was also asked of the players’ condition after playing three games in the week, including the midweek Copa del Rey tie that was pulled into extra time.

“There were four players who had had enough in the second half. Iago was perhaps the most tired, he had some vertical problems on the pitch that prevented his usual spark.”

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