Escriba: Elche deserved more

Fran Escriba believes his Elche side deserved better than a 2-1 defeat from Sunday’s game against Valencia.

Pablo Piatti but Los Che in front at Mestalla but Coro equalised shortly after, the game staying level until the hour mark when Dani Parejo intervened.

Valencia had Antonio Barragan sent off in injury time but Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men were able to hold on for the three points.

“Losing is a possible result but it wasn’t in our plans and after the 90 minutes we deserved more,” AS reports Escriba telling his post-match Press conference.

“We’re satisfied with the performances, chances and attitudes but not the result.

“Faced with a big team in a big stadium we showed our faces and I think we deserved to equalise.

“We would have liked a worse performance but a point. It’s gruelling.

“We have five games to go but if we keep on this path we will be close to our target.

“In this League we can only think about the next game. Nobody knows how many points will be needed for safety.”

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