Marcelino admitted Villarreal were lucky to leave Deportivo La Coruna with a 2-1 win on Sunday as “perhaps the fairest thing would’ve been a draw”.
Bruno Soriano’s penalty in the fifth minute of injury time secured a fifth straight victory for the Yellow Submarine and moved them five points clear of Celta Vigo in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“We won a game, in which perhaps the fairest thing would’ve been a draw,” the Coach said after the game.
“We had no problem switching to two pivots. They allowed our attack to push on and us to have a very good performance.
“We dominated the latter stages, and our opponents didn’t cause us any problems.
“We were playing the game in the attacking half [of the pitch].
“The penalty in injury time came from a collective piece of combination play, and we’re extremely satisfied.
“[On Samu’s penalty], it was difficult to see from my position, but it seemed a penalty.
“Perhaps we can describe it as a bit absurd, but it was a penalty.
“[Leo Baptistao] will get more minutes if everything goes smoothly.”