Not allowed giving up. The Ray has it clear and that is the message that he wants to transmit to his own and strangers. Despite falling (1-2) in Vallecas, the franjirrojos hope to turn the tie around in Montilivi. “You have to believe in us because we are the comeback team. We sure will and go up“, Isi Palazón affirmed with absolute conviction, the Pichichi rayista, in statements to the club's website.
Since Pulido Santana pitched the end of the first leg, those of Iraola have begun to play a new one: that of hope. To do this, the Vallecanos cling to their numbers: they have achieved seven comebacks this season, two of them lifting a two-goal difference (Espanyol and Zaragoza). “The data is there. We are the team that has turned the most games in the regular league, so you have to believe, without a doubt. Why not finish the playoff with a comeback? We are good at …“, argued the extreme.
Isi scored the 1-0 in Vallecas after five minutes and caused the delirium of the stands. With that torrent of endorphins still present, he will face the remaining 90 minutes, they will be his gasoline in the last meters towards glory. “We ask the fans to be with us, to create their positive energy to death … I believe a lot in energy and I know that they, from home, are going to send us all their strength. The other day it was 1,500 and it seemed that the stadium was full“, recalled the Murcian.
From that 1-2 of the first leg, the franjirrojos are left with all the good that was on the pitch. “In the first part we printed a very high pace of play, with many arrivals, playing in the opposite field, taking almost all the disputes … The last five minutes of that first half and the first five of the second are yours. Then they started to interrupt the game and we got out of the game a bit. I'm happy with the work and the feelings we had despite the defeat. You have to believe, this team can make everything possible“, he concluded.