Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez said he preferred to look on the positive side despite the scoreless draw at lowly Deportivo la Coruna.
Los Pericos had the best chance of an otherwise dour encounter, midfielder Javi Lopez hitting the crossbar seven minutes from time, a result that leaves Sergio’s men in mid-table and Depor just one point above the drop zone.
“The team played well enough although we struggled in the first half. We knew Depor would start strong but we gradually improved,” he told a Press conference.
“The final 15 minutes were all ours and maybe we could have gone on to win the game, but I’m remaining positive because we kept a clean sheet.
“That said, we also need to generate more football and have alternatives in attack. It’s something we’ll be working on in the international break.”
Sergio, a former Depor player, admitted it had been an emotional moment to return to Riazor.
“It was emotional and I still have goosebumps. It was exciting for me and it’s always very nice.
“I’m doubly proud to go to Riazor and I’m very happy. Besides, it was a good point for both teams,” he concluded.