Mendilibar: Levante lost two points

Levante Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar believes his team should have beaten Eibar, describing the 3-3 draw as ‘two points lost.’

Les Granotes were two goals clear at half-time and later went 3-2 in front, only to be pegged back each time.

“The game was pretty crazy and we scored at good times,” Mendilibar said, AS reports.

“But then Eibar scored a great goal early in the second half and from then we couldn’t control the game.

“Eibar put balls into the area and from there they drew level. Then we scored a good goal but didn’t clear our area and let them tie us up again.

“I know it’s a draw but we lost two points. The game seemed won at 2-0. At 2-2 I think we’re losing then 3-2 it seems like we’ll win, and in the end we didn’t.”

Mendilibar did praise Eibar’s recovery, however, rather than focus on his team’s failings.

“Eibar play a good, direct game. It hurt us. It’s difficult for the opponent when the ball is pumped in like that,” he admitted.

“And then when the ball falls they’re strong, winning the second ball. We couldn’t get to the rebound for their third goal.

“I saw Eibar as good, strong, not giving up anything, using their weapons and the fighting spirit that has developed over a lifetime.”

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