It was not Rubén Baraja's desired debut on the Tenerife bench. Not just because he made his debut with defeat, but because the team, after three weeks, returned to the relegation zone. The fall of La Rosaleda against Malaga and the triumph of Real Oviedo in Alcorcón were the condiments needed to put the blue and white neighborhoods by the tail.
It is the fourth time in 19 days that Tenerife has been placed in positions that give the dreaded Second B ticket. Before falling in the first meeting after losing to Zaragoza on the 12th, when he drew for Racing de Santander and on the 15th, after falling in Girona and drawing for points with the Ovetenses.
"We saw some things besides the result that are remarkable," said the coach after the defeat. “We know how to have the ball and associate, although without depth or workspace, because Malaga has returned. We need more efficiency above and focus on small details that make a difference, ”he said.
Debuts are not usually good for Baraja, who in his previous clubs began losing twice (when he arrived at Elche and Rayo Vallecano) and won the rest (with Sporting de Gijón no less than Tenerife). “There is a lot of work to do, I don't like the result. We are a little hungry, ”said Valladolid, who will take revenge a week before the Alcorcón in Heliodoro.
The Rule of "New Coach, Right Victory" was not fulfilled. "The coach has just arrived, we have been able to do a few things and I am sure this team will move on, we will be stronger than taking advantage of bribes," Aitor Sanz said after the meeting. "Fans can only have patience, they are tired of the message, but it's reality," said one of the captains.
For Madrid, 1-0 ", we launched a little, we had more ball. I think in the second half we were more protagonists, but today we had no luck," said Aitor who admitted that they knew Malaga “has a very urgent start at home, we wanted to avoid gifts. We are in a delicate situation, these things just got noticed, but then we removed that ballast, ”he said.