Javier Aguirre has conceded that it will be difficult for his Espanyol side to qualify for next season's Europa League.
The Periquitos lost 2-0 to Deportivo on Sunday to leave themselves stuck in 11th place on 44 points.
But the Mexican Coach has admitted that the Turcos were worth their win.
“Europe is difficult for us now,” he told a Press conference. “If not impossible.
“Our obligation is to remain honest and dignified.
“But we have to congratulate Deportivo.
“It was an intense game and they did well.”