“We were not as good as other times but this is Europe”

The coach of Pomegranate, Diego Martinez, acknowledged that his team was not “as good as other times” after drawing this Thursday against Greek PAOK at Nuevo Los Cármenes, but recalled that “this is Europe” and affirmed that he cannot ask more of his players.

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“We have played against a very organized opponent, with a very tight defense, and we've had good times. It is true that we have not been as good as other times and that we have been imprecise but this is Europe, “he acknowledged Diego Martínez at Movistar after the crash.

The coach believes that in the first half his team failed to “specify dominance at times” because they had “possession”, but did not find “the spaces”, while in the second half they did have “some more chances”.

“We knew that PAOK is a difficult, rocky, well organized team, and that is why I value the point achieved and that we add four out of six, “said the coach of the Pomegranate, which leads Group E of the Europa League.

Diego stated that he values ​​”a lot” the “commitment” of his players because there were several who “should not have played so many minutes.”

“We have left our souls, we are exhausted, and I can only thank the footballers and the medical service for their extraordinary work,” he added.

Diego stated that they continue to “learn as a team” and stressed that the centrals Jesus Vallejo Y German Sanchez they made “an extraordinary game again.”

Regarding not winning, he commented that “the progress of this team is so fast” that everyone is “very well accustomed” and added that his team “gives everything” and that he cannot “ask for more” from the players.