The defeat by two goals to zero in Butarque leaves in a very committed situation to Pablo Machín, with worse numbers than its predecessor, David Gallego. Defeat will cause the Espanyol Finish as a colist solo, with ten points out of fifty-four possible. This time the coach of the Barcelona outfit defended their players, who were “aware” of what they were “playing”.
Machín already predicted that the errors “were going to dial” and marked. Leganés was the team that knew how to “take better advantage of the mistakes” and “has taken the victory”. He did not want to take refuge in excuses, but did comment that it was a “difficult match for everything that surrounds football” and for “weather conditions”. He did not want to speak in excess of the team’s arrival in Madrid four hours due to problems at the AVE although he did say evidence: “They have been more rested than we have.”
I can’t waste time on things that don’t depend on me.
In the extra football is always the pressure, but it is a pressure that Machín believes that his players should “assume” because they go with “being professional”. And for his part, with his position questioned, he commented that “the coaches want to show what money we are each made of.” Although he is called for his dismissal, Machín only thinks “of trying to reverse the situation.” “I can’t waste time on things that don’t depend on me and focus efforts on being a stronger group and winnings,” he added.
Against Leganés he went on to defend two power plants with David Lopez pivot and the Espanyol improved its version. Machín said: “I’m looking for what I think is best. The system is less important than the fubtolists who carry it out.” In that sense, the coach took the opportunity to defend his work, because he does “everything in my hands”.
When questioned for the professionalism of his players, Machín again defended his pupils. “It’s not a motivational problem, footballers are the ones who want the most,” he said. And at the same time he repeated that they are not “at an insurmountable distance”, that everything is in their “hands” and that they have the “capacity”. “We’ll do well on the Christmas stand, ” he finished.