NEWS
Sunday October 21 2018
Abelardo Fernandez: Alaves' objective remains survival

Abelardo Fernandez maintains Alaves’ objective remains ‘staying up’, despite coming into the weekend as Liga leaders.

Alaves ended Friday evening top of the table after they won 1-0 at Celta Vigo thanks to Tomas Pina’s finish on the hour mark, but Abelardo made it clear his side were not getting carried away as ‘we’ve also had some luck’.

“Our objective is to stay up,” the Coach said after the game.

“We won’t stay here, but no-one can take away the huge satisfaction of us going to sleep as leaders.

“Of course it’s amazing that we have 17 points at this stage of the season. We’re playing well, but we’ve also had some luck.

“We started the game very well, had a very good spell for 10-15 minutes and pressed Celta close to their only box.

“We managed to control their breaks and the balance that Tomas Pina gave us in the midfield was important.

“After that, we weren’t overwhelmed because we barely endured any dangerous situations.

“I’m delighted with how my players fared against a complicated team to face like Celta.”

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