‘Betis will fight on’

Gabriel Calderon has said Real Betis will continue to fight against relegation despite suffering defeat in his first game as Coach.

Betis were beaten 4-2 by Celta Vigo on Friday night and remain eight points adrift of safety before the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.

Ruben Castro gave Betis the lead but Celta were 3-1 in front by half-time, with a fourth arriving late in the contest and Betis’ second later still.

Calderon however thought Betis had a goal wrongly disallowed, but conceded at his post-match Press conference that his side made mistakes in allowing Celta’s first two efforts.

“Football is not a matter of justice,” Calderon said.

“If a team scores four goals and the other team scores two, it’s normal the first team wins.

“But if you override a legal goal, with the situation we are in, it’s very sensitive and must be taken into account.

“Anyway, the mistakes we made in the first two goals are more important than the question of the referee.

“We have 18 games ahead and have to win them all.

“Today we failed and every error hurts you, but now we focus on our next final.”

Despite his disappointment over the result, Calderon added he was impressed by the attitude of the players.

“The spirit we showed tonight will have to last until our last game, no matter what.

“I knew the problems we faced. I’ll fight until we are mathematically down.

“We will keep fighting because Betis is a big club and the fans deserve players and a Coach who will give everything.”

Tags Gabriel Calderon