Rodas dismisses ‘physical’ label

Levante defender Hector Rodas has refuted claims that his side are bullies, as they prepare to face Real Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey.

The Granotes are 1-0 down from the first leg as they go into the last 16 clash at La Romareda on Wednesday.

And the 24-year-old has dismissed calls that his teammates are too rough after David Navarro elbowed Christian Sapunaru in the opening encounter.

“We are prepared for everything,” he told a Press conference. “It is a physical game – things that like happen thousands of times over the season.

“It's just that a camera happened to catch that one moment, and now we are too physical.

“I have suffered loads of kicks and elbows in my career – that's football.

“We are not a team that goes looking for a brawl. We are united as a team, but we play within the rules.

“I think we can turn around the deficit,” he added. “It may be 60-40 to them, but I am very confident that we can win.”

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