RCD Espanyol coach Diego Martínez reacted to a tough defeat at the hands of Celta Vigo in his post-match press conference, and expressed his disappointment with the 1-3 result at the RCDE Stadium.
“It's a hard, tough time, but we will get through it with strength. After the result, today everything looks bleak. We didn't play well and we made mistakes, so I don't want to make any excuse. It was a day for us to not make mistakes, and we made them," he reflected.
“I think that the 0-2 scoreline did not reflect how the game had been up until that point," Martínez continued.
"Our numbers at home are bad. After the return from the World Cup we put together two victories and a draw at home. The issue of goals against is a big problem. The move for Celta to make it 0-1 was avoidable, considering that we had started well. All the details went against us: The controversial handball, the penalty and the goal. Going 0-2 down at halftime was a blow."
"It was luck that didn't go our way, even with Joselu's chance. The number of goals we have conceded is a serious matter and I accept that."
The coach was, however, full of praise for the fans.
“The supporters were spectacular in the way that they welcomed us. The start was good, but after the score got to 1-3 it became difficult. We are doing things wrong and we have to correct them. This is not the time to argue, when you have not been able to get into the match earlier. You have to accept it. We will pick ourselves up and get better," concluded Martínez.