Setien hails ‘huge step’

Las Palmas Coach Quique Setien saw his side’s 3-1 win at Deportivo La Coruna as a ‘huge step’ towards avoiding relegation.

Lucas Perez put Deportivo in front only for Sergio Araujo and David Garcia to overturn the score line, Araujo adding a late third to move Las Palmas into the top half with 39 points and six games to play.

“I’m proud of the players. There’s little I could do without them. The step we have taken in search of the objective of safety, while not definitive, is huge,” Setien said, AS reports.

“It will allow us to look forward with some reassurance but we’re not going to give up, we will continue.

“I thank the club for the opportunity to lead a group like this. Sometimes things don’t go well, but this time they’ve gone much better than expected.

“Deportivo could have tied or even won. They had 15 minutes that were bad for us. We’ve won at a tough place and we’re happy.”

Setien, appointed part-way through the season in place of Paco Herrera, was asked about his future on the bench.

“I’ve already said we’re not going to talk until everything is finished and I meet with the board,” he replied.

“I won’t get carried away by the euphoria. We have to think about the future. I’m happy on the island but the future depends on the conversation.”

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