NEWS
Sunday February 2 2014
Valladolid happy with Getafe point

Real Valladolid Coach Juan Ignacio Martinez has said he is very happy to have taken a point from the trip to Getafe.

The game ended goalless but nearly went in the home side’s favour when Diego Castro hit the post.

Martinez believes however that his side played well enough to merit the draw, claiming a point he believes could be important later in the season.

“At this point every point comes in handy. We need points,” Martinez told reporters after the match.

“We’ve played a very good game although it’s a shame they kept a clean sheet.

“Our attack didn’t look very good.

“We tried to keep a balance in the match and Getafe attack in a direct way which made us uncomfortable.

“But I am very happy with the team’s performance.”

Martinez conceded that if Castro had found the net rather than the woodwork, he would have a much different impression of the tie.

“We’d have looked stupid if Castro had scored.

“But we can remain happy with what Valladolid did today.

“We came close to victory but football doesn’t understand logic.

“Taking two points from two games gives us a good feeling. Now we’re thinking about Elche, one of our relegation rivals.”

Martinez also paid tribute to Luis Aragones, who passed away on Saturday.

“He was a genius whose philosophy changed us all. I’d like to offer my condolences to his family.”

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