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“Today is a very special day for everyone”
“Today is a very special day for everyone”

Quique Setién has underlined his satisfaction with the team’s performance

Assessment of the match

“The team is getting closer to what I want, there are things I am very happy with. Although there is always room for improvement. We deserved to win the game and a victory reinforces what you do.”

Changing the team dynamics

“It’s never easy at the beginning and even more so when two days after arriving you have to compete. The players have to assimilate the changes and, although I have made things clear, it’s not easy for them to assimilate. The friendlies have been very good for us. This is the way forward.”

A special day for the club

“Today was a very special day for the club. A victory on the day of the re-inauguration of the stadium and on top of that against a local rival strengthens the team a lot. I’m really happy.”

Having to turn the match around

“We had a spectacular first few minutes. We had Gerard’s chance, which was half a goal. Unfortunately these things happen in football. Going ahead would have given us peace of mind. Our opponents also had something to say. They had some very good stretches of play.”

Samu Chukwueze’s form

“He is a player who was already important before my arrival and now he is at a good level. I’ve had to think more about the positions up front, I’ve got six players who could have started perfectly well. Both Samu and the rest know that they have to give something to keep their places.”

Kiko Femenia’s injury

“It is true that it is always preferable for everyone to be fit, but these circumstances happen. You have to take this into account. We were fortunate that Foyth was able to compete well, fortunately he played a great game and he was able to put in a good performance.”

A high intensity match

“There are moments where I would have liked to have had more control. But there are times when the characteristics of the match and the opponent create different situations. Whenever we have space we don’t give up on being vertical, but there are days when it’s more complicated to be so.”

Estadio de la Cerámica

“The course is wonderful. I’ve come here to play many times and I’ve always liked it. Yesterday I had doubts about the pitch, but we have to congratulate those in charge because it was extraordinary and allowed us to play good football.”