Malaga giant-killing ‘unforgivable’

Malaga boss Michel Gonzalez branded his side’s Copa del Rey elimination to second-tier Numancia ‘unforgivable’ and warned transfers were afoot.

Malaga crashed out to Numancia at the last-32 stage after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, which was not enough to wipe out a 2-1 deficit from the first leg.

“We tried everything but couldn’t find the right finish,” the Coach said after the game.

“We looked for solutions but were run down in the end. Numancia had less chances than us [in the tie] but scored more goals.

“We’re nervous and tense, but tonight was the chance for many of our players to get on board.

“I don’t like being knocked out by a second-tier side. It’s an unforgivable situation for us.

“Transfers in January? We’re evaluating a few things because we have only five defenders. If we can fix it before January, that would be good.

“We’re already talking and we’ll see if it can be resolved, but we can’t remind ourselves of the transfer market every time we lose.”

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