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18 Jan 2016
The coach and the players admitted that Real Sociedad deserved more from this game and therefore are content with the final result. Víctor also analysed the two polemic plays in the game.

Coach Víctor Sánchez was explaining the reason to play with Luisinho and Juanfran as wingers, “We were trying to compete against a rival that has a powerful game on the sides, for us it was important. Luisinho and Juanfran can play both at the back and in attack. We understood that it was important to take advantage of their qualities, both the depth in attack, to take advantage of Real Sociedad’s advanced defensive line, and the aids in defence.”

He didn’t want to say that is wasn’t a fair result, but admitted that Depor were lucky to draw the match, “It was a game with a lot of activity at both areas, especially at ours. We saw a good performance by German [Lux] and also were favoured by the posts. In other games it was the opposite as we weren’t lucky and the posts came in offensive situations. Still, we had our goal opportunities even to be 0-2 at the beginning of the second part. Real [Sociedad] had their opportunities and were pretty good. In the end justice comes with the effectiveness and not with the number of opportunities.”

 “We were coming from a game with Villarreal in which we played fine and met a goal at the last minute to end empty-handed, now it happened the opposite, because we had less opportunities. We knew we were going to face a Real Sociedad that were going to press with Jonathas as a reference inside the area. In the end, fair or not, it is one more point for us and it is good to add, because it allows us to climb until reaching the goal.” He added.

Finally, Víctor was commenting the polemic calls of the referee, “It is difficult to watch those actions from the bench, but they told me it wasn’t a penalty and there was no offside in the goal disallowed for the offside, so we must have in mind that the referee must make the decisions in a few seconds and it is difficult. It’s almost an action for an action.”

Álex Bergantiños was content with the point added in this game, “It was a game in which we had problems with the output of the ball, Real Sociedad pressed a lot and there were a lot of scoring opportunities. We were fine, but dropped two points in an isolated play. Been fair Real Sociedad made a great game, with a lot of scoring chances and we are satisfied after snatching a point.”

The midfielder believes that Deportivo missed precision, “It is a team that puts a high pressure, playing with an advance defence and we missed more precision to make more damage, it was the reason why we were locked at our side of the pitch.”

Juanfran Moreno was saying that the point was the merit of Lux’s performance, “Lux was spectacular, the true is that the main merit of the point that we added is a merit of him, because he is making a solid season and he was spectacular in this match.”

He also admitted that a point is a great result for Deportivo, “It was important to not lose in order to leave behind the negative streak, but we need to keep working, because we are lacking fluency and we now face two games at the Riazor, with our people, it is going to be easier.”

German Lux had a great performance making six saves, he was commenting his performance, “I don’t know if the point was deserved or not, but well we are here to work for the good of the group. I’m content in a personal and collective sense, because we got a point. I believe Real Sociedad played pretty well and I believe it was one of the best games of Real Sociedad during this season.”

The Argentine keeper also admitted that Real Sociedad deserved more from this game, “We had negative feelings in Copa, in liga we lost against Villarreal and lost just when we were superior and deserved to win. Today we even deserved to lose and ended with a point. I believe the team is fine, unless the game at the Bernabeú, the feelings are good. We wanted to win, but it wasn’t possible, now we want to win and see if we can improve the performance of the first round. We are fine now as we tied with Real Sociedad in the first round and did it again on the road.”

At Real Sociedad, coach Eusebio Sacristán believes that his team deserved more from this match, “I’m content with the spirit that we have shown throughout the game. You end up with a bad taste in the mouth for the result as we did anything possible to get the victory and we didn’t make it.”

“Each day we are more settled. Today we had the needed patience after allowing a goal, because we had a high pace and were offering a good game. We neither were desperate in the second half when it seemed that we were going to fell and recovered the line.” He added



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