B.orrn to a historic season of Lightning. The redheads fell with a crash against Villarreal and will have to wait for the last game to bid farewell with honors in front of their public against Levante. After the game with the yellows, Iraola thanked his team for their efforts, thanked the atmosphere experienced in Vallecas and once again made it clear that there is no progress with his renewal.
“It was a complicated game, it’s difficult to finish the first half with a 1-4 scoreline. We had been better until 1-2, and the team was very good. We had a good feeling, but then we conceded three goals on the ball It was a facet that we had managed to manage very well throughout the season. Probably not being at 100% tension has prevented us from being well and not conceding. Villarreal is a bad client for those concessions. We knew they had players powerful from above and that has cost us the game”.
lack of pressure
“We’ve been together for a while now and we know the group. There are teams that play more liberated without pressure, but we don’t. We need to be under a lot of pressure and know that every time we don’t give 100%, they’re going to score a goal. That’s how we’re competitive and we can compete against anyone. We have made a tremendous physical effort, we have made them uncomfortable, but that is also competing. We have not been concentrating on set pieces, we have given them facilities and it has cost us the game. I value the effort of the second part and probably with a second goal we would have squeezed, but it has not been like that. The result tarnishes the season a bit because we had not had games like these”
“It’s hard to explain, it’s the Rayo fans. It’s not normal. It’s the club’s greatest asset, there’s no doubt about it. People are with the team if we leave everything behind and we have to be clear about that. we can keep nothing in the physical aspect, in the concentration, the pushing and adding all”.
“He was going to start, but he noticed a puncture before returning to the locker room. We will no longer be able to count on him. We have also lost Comesaa and Unai López through suspension, they will be important casualties for the next game. It makes you angry not being able to count on Trejo because he gives you other different things in the midfielder. He is a very important player and whenever he is not there we miss him, especially at home.
“We probably knew we weren’t going to turn it around, but what was going to happen in the second half was going to be a reflection of the group. If we had scored 2-4, I don’t think it would be impossible to squeeze Villarreal. Tried, but couldn’t be.”
“I suppose they have decided well because they have been between 7 and 8 minutes. I understand that it will have been a complex move. It is difficult for me to understand that it takes so long to make a decision. From my position it is difficult to see, but I suppose they have decided well “.
“There are no news, you ask me every day. You already know where we are and in the process in which we are. When there is something to say, it will be said. We are not going to be broadcasting what happens”.
“I don’t know the clauses of his contract, it’s one more question for the Sporting Directorate. I can’t really specify what the clauses of his contract are”.
“I’m not going to answer that question, mostly out of respect for Lightning.”