Andoni IraolaRayo Vallecano coach, was “happy” after the victory against Girona, which gave them promotion to First Division, and declared that they “always” believed in their chances of comeback, “for good and bad. Rayo Vallecano recovered from the adverse result of the first leg in Vallecas (1-2) and won in Montilivi to achieve promotion to First Division.
“We have always believed, for the good and the bad. This team has a heart and soul and it has not been easy to get here. It was complicated with the first leg, we had to suffer, but we deserved it. We came from a very unfair result in the first leg, today we had to play it and it went well, “Iraola said, speaking to Movistar Plus. For the Basque coach, the second goal by Argentine Oscar Trejo” before the break was key.
In a couple of days we will meet and see if the ideas of the club and the same are the same
“It is a success. It is my turn to live the beautiful part although surely more complicated moments will come and be up to the task,” he confessed Iraola, what contract with Rayo ends and he did not clear his future. “In a couple of days we will meet and see if the ideas of the club and mine are the same,” he said.
Soaked after celebrating the promotion with his players, the Rayo coach claimed that his has been “the best team in the ‘playoff'” and that he has beaten “two teams that arrived at a great moment, Leganés and Girona”.
We have been the best team in the ‘playoff’
Before acknowledging that in the next few hours he will address his renewal with the club, Iraola dedicated the promotion “to all the Rayo people. Many have had a bad time this last year.” In this sense, the coach of the Vallecano team affirmed that it is “fortunate” and “a privilege to make people happy, even for a few minutes”. Iraola also highlighted how his players fought “when things didn’t seem so easy,” especially when the team was left with ten men due to the expulsion of Emiliano Velázquez.
Iraola admitted that Rayo had it “complicated” after a first leg in which “everything went backwards” and in which his team deserved “better results”, but he also stressed that his players did things well and remarked that he knew that the Vallecano team would have their options in Montilivi.