Pepe Mel saw this as two points dropped for Real Betis, just as Miroslav Djukic admitted Real Valladolid got away with things.
Week 23’s Monday night hosts played out a 0-0 result against Valladolid to record a third consecutive game without scoring a goal.
“I think we played well and only lacked the goals,” commented Mel at full-time.
“Generally we have won these type of games before, but we must also recognise that in attack we had a team that played well and creates good chances.
“The merit is ours, even if for the three or four chances created that in football usually result in a goal, did not.
“I sincerely believe that we have lost again, for a third time, two points, but I cannot fault the performance of the players, who have worked very hard.”
Valladolid played out the remaining 15 minutes of the match with 10 men after Antonio Rukavina’s red card, but their Coach was hardly full of praise for how the 0-0 result was accomplished.
“This is a very good point for what has been our worst performance of the season,” admitted Djukic at the end.
“We did nothing in attack or defence. We played a very poor match, both with the ball and without it.
“For this game there are few positives to take.”
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Rukavina sent off 75 (Real Valladolid), Amaya sent off 90 (Real Betis)