‘If we repeat that, we’ll lose 5-0’

Patrick Ebert has warned his Real Valladolid teammates to improve their performance levels or face a thrashing at home to Sevilla on Sunday.

Valladolid played out a disappointing 1-1 draw to Granada last weekend in a game that their midfielder felt should be a warning side heading into Week 33.

“Normally we would have lost. I do not know why we played so badly, but we were unable to get into Granada’s area and create chances,” Ebert told reporters this week.

“We could not control the ball. We have to play better in our next game against Sevilla because if we play like we did against Granada, we will lose 5-0.”

Ebert was asked if the free-kick he netted to open the scoring last weekend was the best of his career.

“No, but this aspect of my game is back. It’s just a goal, it would have been better if we had taken the three points and my teammates had scored instead.”

The German is under scrutiny since being caught meeting with Atletico Madrid sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero last month.

“I don’t care what people think about me. I always play to my best, with the heart. I expect that people never forget.”

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