Alavés is in relegation position with four points in six days. Despite this, Pablo Machín asks for calm, although he was very upset by the defeat. “We have had many more occasions than them,” he stressed before acknowledging that “what determines the games is effectiveness.” “We have not been effective,” he assumed. However, he came out in defense of his players. “We have had opportunities on both sides and I remember four very clear that get in 80% of the time,” he explained.

He did regret that his team lost the disputes, something key in a duel between hopefuls for salvation. “His goals have been more due to hits in which the disputes have won us, when we always say that we must be superior in one against one. They have been really good there ”, he commented.

He justified the system and player changes because “with 1-4-4-2 we wanted to seek superiority on the wing and put centers in the area,” he said. “I have to optimize my staff”, he remembered.

“Nobody likes to start losing more than winning, but we must continue with our line of work, knowing that we have things to improve, including confidence and success,” he stated confident of his approaches. He stressed that his squad needs to improve on defense. “They have created us more chances than we wanted and by keeping the door to zero we will be closer to victory “, he pointed.

He defended Laguardia and Lejeune because “they arrived very fair and were well” and made it clear that “Jota Peleteiro is coming to help and to complement, because it is not a question of him arriving and being the savior ”.

The Albiazul drought in Mendizorrotza is worrying. In four home matches, he has only scored one goal on this line, the one achieved by Rodrigo Ely in front of the Ahtletic.

Against Betis, Getafe and Elche he has not been able to pierce the rival goal, although he has enjoyed several clear occasions – up to four yesterday – to achieve it.

Joselu and Lucas Pérez need to open their filmmaker account at their stadium. “If we generate more chances than the rival, it is normal for us to score goals,” stressed Machín, alluding to the proven “quality” of his forwards.


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