Bernd Schuster ‘absolutely loved’ his Malaga’s side performance as they beat Villarreal 2-0 on Monday.
Goals from Roque Santa Cruz and Sergi Darder gave the Costa del Sol outfit the win that takes them to 41 points, and guaranteed safety.
“We played the match we wanted and needed to play, and really made things difficult for Villarreal,” he told a Press conference.
“Our boys didn’t allow the rival to impose their style of football, triangulations and attacking combinations, which prevented them from generating successful scoring chances.
“We achieved two important things – not only did we put pressure on Villarreal throughout this game, and maintain a high level of intensity, but we played very intelligent football.
“We kept possession well and made sure the rival stayed away from the ball as much as possible.
“This was definitely the most complete match we’ve played at La Rosaleda.
“I’m thrilled as I absolutely loved my team’s performance tonight. We’ve been waiting for a match like this for some time, and little by little we’ve improved in order to completely out play a rival in the top part of the League table.
“It wasn’t an easy victory for us, we had some tough moments out there, but we overcame them by playing our style of football. “