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REACTIONS TO THE DRAW IN TARRAGONA

13 Nov 2006
Deception and criticism. This were the two main reactions after Deportivo drew with Gimn??stic in Tarragona. Newspaper <i>La Opini??n A Coru?±a</i> even reported that Caparr??s and his players had a meeting in the locker room of the stadium in order to analyse the poor performance of the squad. In N??stic, the Galician coach Luis C?©sar was satisfied with the work done by his team.

Coach Joaqu?­n Caparr??s was upset with the image showed by his squad: "We can't be satisfied with our performance in this game, specially with the one showed during the second half. It was the worst part of the match, although it was then when we enjoyed of the better occasion to score. At the end they locked us in our own area and we have to be satisfied with the point achieved. We were lucky to do that."

The Sevillan coach also admitted that his team hasn't improved playing outside of the Riazor: "We are in the same line than the previous away games, I even think that we played better in Getafe. At least other teams would be happy to be occupying the position we have right now." Newspaper La Opini??n A Coru?±a reported that after Caparr??s gave this declarations, he had a meeting with the players in the locker room of the Nou Stadi. Apparently there was a consensus with the players: Depor can't continue showing this poor image in the away matches.

Before to this meeting, the players of Deportivo gave their opinion about the game. ?lvaro Arbeloa couldn't found an explanation for the differences between the performance at home and the one showed in the away matches: "The strategy used is the same, and the players are also the same ones. I don't know if this is a problem of mentality or maybe we have to play in another way. We want to be at the top, and the squad has to improve a lot when we are playing outside home."

Fabi??n Estoyanoff assured that Deportivo had enough chances to achieve the victory: "We dominated the game during some minutes and we had chances to win the game, but it was a tough match, one of fight. Now we can only think in the next game, the one with Celta. It will be a pretty game to play, because it's the Galician derby."

Riki confessed that the team was lucky to achieve a draw: "We were playing well, but they put a lot of pressure at the end of the game. We were lucky to conquer a point, although we enjoyed of chances to win the game. Since we are a young squad, we must be a more offensive team during the away matches, like the one that's facing the home encounters. Right now we must continue working in order to find the solutions."

Fabricio Coloccini also criticised the performance of Deportivo on this game: "We didn't have a good game. It was a bad evening for us, but at least we made our best physical effort. Now, talking about our football level, without doubt we have to improve our work outside home."

Adri??n L??pez debuted as starter in la liga, a fact that was a satisfaction for him: "I was really comfortable on the pitch. We tried to attack, but they pushed us a lot. I am happy since I played the first 45 minutes. The squad is OK, but we would prefer to achieve the three points. Now we must try to win the Galician derby at home."

Gimn??stic's coach, Luis C?©sar Sampedro, was satisfied with the work done by his team: "We have made a better game than Deportivo, we searched the victory and we broke our mark of consecutive defeats. Now it's time to wake up. This is the way that we should follow in order to save ourselves. If we continue playing like this, I think that we could achieve a lot of points."


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