Jurado ‘time-wasted at 1-0 down’

Jose Manuel Jurado has bizarrely claimed that he time-wasted when he was substituted against Real Madrid, despite Espanyol being 1-0 down.

Madrid youth product Jurado was in no rush to leave the Santiago Bernabeu when he was replaced by Alvaro Vazquez with 10 minutes remaining.

However, Espanyol were already a goal behind at that point, leaving many Periquitos fans on Twitter furious with the former Watford midfielder.

“I walked off slowly because we were 1-0 down and we hoped to draw at the end,” he said after the game, which his side lost 2-0.

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores was similarly not best pleased with Jurado’s conduct.

“Players must be focused at all times. I prefer not to give my opinion on that detail,” noted the Coach.

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