Juan Ignacio Martinez praised Real Valladolid for their response to an early setback against Sevilla, labelling their 2-2 result as ‘a turning point’.

Valladolid fell to an early deficit thanks to Carlos Bacca’s second minute strike, before Alberto Moreno gave the visitors a 2-0 lead on the half hour.

However, late goals from Manucho and Patrick Ebert earned a point for the hosts.

“The state of mind influenced the outcome. It should prove to be a very important turning point for the rest of the season,” Martinez reflected post-match.

“We cannot go 1-0 down in our own field as soon as we have left the dressing room. At the break I conveyed my feelings to the players, the reprimand was effective, the team changed for the second half and the reaction has been sensational.

“Nobody gave a chance to the team and right from the we were aware that if we scored early on, that we were capable of doing them harm.

“The team has invited the fans to believed in the possibility of the comeback.”

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