Win most important for Schuster

Malaga Coach Bernd Schuster believes beating Sevilla on Saturday was more important than the manner of victory.

The three points takes the south coast side up to 13th place prior to Sunday’s fixtures, four points clear of the bottom three.

Malaga went in front through a Duda penalty only for Sevilla to turn the score around in the second-half, but a late goal from Samu and another from Duda saw the points stay at La Rosaleda.

“The most important thing was to win, whether civil or criminal,” Schuster told his post-match Press conference.

“We came back and changed the result. We knew how to react.

“We had a bit of luck with the goal by Samu but we went through difficult times at 1-1 too.”

Schuster was dismissed in the final minutes of the match for his part in a confrontation that involved both benches and the Coach believes the situation was poorly handled by the officials.

“There were a lot of nervous people around. It’s not good they kicked me out, it should have been controlled better.

“There are times when you need to do that for the good of everyone.

“But what’s important is that we won and the way we did it, but the rest isn’t worth anything.”

The performance of new signing Nordin Amrabat drew particular praise from the Coach, who was impressed at how quickly the midfielder has settled in.

“With him we will get good results.

“He’s had three training sessions and was able to put in a performance like that.

“He’s a very powerful player, uses the ball very well and has a lot of speed too.”

Schuster also paid his tribute to Luis Aragones, who passed away on Saturday.

“It’s a huge blow. He was a great Coach, a great person and a great friend.

“We were in Madrid not that long ago but we didn’t talk about how he was.

“Now he’s gone but we will remember him for a lifetime.”

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