Real Betis captain Nacho Perez claims the players are the first to feel ashamed at the club’s plight this season.
Los Beticos, who this week appointed Juan Carlos Garrido in place of the sacked Pepe Mel, sit bottom of La Liga with just two wins from the opening 15 games, yet Nacho believes the players must be positive if they are to get themselves out of the current predicament.
“None of us want to be in a situation like this. I understand that the fans are unhappy and I respect that, but the players are also hurt and don’t like to lose.
“We are the first to feel ashamed when we look at the table and there is a lot of room for improvement. We have to be positive because we are only one game away from climbing off the bottom,” the experienced 33-year-old told a Press conference.
Regarding the dismissal of Mel after three-and-a-half years at the Benito Villamarin, Nacho explained that the club must come before any individual.
“We must all try to row in the same direction and earn the points to get us out of the position we find ourselves in, independent of any decision or any person.
“It’s an unpleasant state of affairs and nobody likes a colleague with a contract to lose his job. There have been some very delicate situations over the years but we’ve always gone forward, which we all think we are going to do.
“We are confident in getting away from the bottom as soon as possible,” he added.