JIM pleased with Valladolid ‘effort’

Juan Ignacio Martinez praised his Real Valladolid players, despite the fact they lost 4-1 to Barcelona on Saturday evening.

Javi Guerra had given the Pucela the lead at Camp Nou, but a double from Alexis and a goal apiece for Xavi and Neymar gave the Blaugrana all three points.

“We put in a big effort,” JIM told a Press conference. “In all aspects of the game we worked hard.

“The equaliser came so soon after our goal we didn’t know what to do. And then it was 2-1 and we could not come up with an answer.

“We’ve played against some of the League’s strongest opponents – Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Barcelona. We’ve been caught out there.

“We did well to begin with here, but football is played over 90 minutes.”

Tags JIM