Write: “At rest, it was to change all the players and even the coach”

The franjiverde coach has a “very bad body” after the defeat against Atlético. “The injustice of the penalty leaves you, but they were superior,” he assures

ANDhe coach of Elche, Fran Scribe, acknowledged that the defeat against Atlético de Madrid (0-1) leaves him “very bad body.” Recognized the superiority of the leader, especially in a lousy first half of his team, but regretted the penalty missed by Fidel in the 91st minute that would have meant the tie. This setback keeps Elche in decline four days from the end.

The franjiverde coach was very hard with the performance of his team in the first period: “At halftime, it was to change all the footballers and even the coach. If we had played the whole game as in the first half, the penalty would not have had an impact. We would have lost more clearly. We were very inferior. We haven’t played that bad since I’ve been here. Going 0-1 at halftime was a gift. I told the players that soccer gave us a second chance. “

We were very inferior. We haven’t played that bad since I’ve been here. Going 0-1 to half time was a gift

Scribe

In that sense, Escribá praised Elche’s improvement in the second half: “We improved a lot, although it was not difficult. We were aggressive and intense. We lost the fear and mistrust that we had from minute one. We compete at our level. The changes went well. We found the prize of the penalty, after Barragán’s very clear chance. Your body looks very bad after failing like this. It would have hurt us more to have lost 0-3 or 0-4, which would have been the logical thing to do if we had followed the line of the first half. “

You still have the injustice of the penalty, but Atlético was superior

Scribe

Although he considers that the franjiverdes were “better in the last half hour”, the Valencian coach He believes that “on points” Atleti deserved the victory: “They were far superior in the first half. The logical thing would have been to concede more goals. But this is not about merits. Along the way, we lost important points having been better or equal to the rival. The team believed, pressed and conceded less. You generate little for Atleti and we had a choice. You still have the injustice of the penalty, but Atleti was superior. But the one who is the best or generates the most does not always win. “

Pampering for Fidel

Escribá pointed out that the group is “annoyed” after the defeat and affirmed that “we must encourage Fidel” after missing the key maximum penalty: “After cheering on the players, I try to give them their space. Everyone will have a very bad day and a half. Fidel gives us many things. And the one who shoots the penalty can miss. He has experience and must get up. “

Fidel gives us many things. And the one who shoots the penalty can miss. Has experience and must get up

Scribe

Finally, the Elche coach showed your confidence in permanence, despite the difficult qualifying situation: “The path is clearer in previous games. In the first half, we lacked poise and calm to have more ball and to have breathed. In the second half, the team was more on the line than it is. Competing and leaving everything. Although Atleti could have been better, we were very close to scoring. There are twelve points left and we are able to get enough if we compete well. “

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