Jorge Almirn, coach of Elche, analyzed his team’s defeat in the visit to Real Valladolid (2-1), a theoretical direct rival for salvation. With this defeat, the ninth of the season, the franjiverdes are still in the bottom without a win after 13 games. “It’s very hard, you have to rethink several things,” said Almirn, who acknowledged that he would understand that the French-Green owner, Christian Bragarnik, decided to dismiss him.
“It’s not just losing, the rival beat us in many moments. Situations that possibly have to be corrected quickly, such as positional or bad decisions. We chose poorly in attack and on the counterattack they almost scored the first goal. After that play in the corner , the first goal arrives. The rival plays well and rushes us. They have very technical players in the middle of the field, we knew that a game would surely take place like that, we lost adjustment and they grew. We had a bad time, Edgar had a great performance. With the 2-1, the team calmed down and adjusted, and we were close to equalizing. It’s a hard defeat, especially because of how it happened, with moments of superiority from the rival. We lost in individual duels. We have to recover to be strong on Tuesday (Girona)”.
Edgar Badia says that he is going under
“He had a great performance, it’s a very uneasy moment. He’s one of the leaders. This goes on and there’s a long way to go. There are things to improve, with many games ahead. Many things have to be adjusted. We don’t have a right back to adjust because Pol Lirola is tired and Josan has to play. The team thought they could compete well, but they took advantage of imbalances. The team was subdued, but they can improve soon. It’s not a catastrophe, Edgar is hurt”.
lack of verticality
“The team was tired. In the first half we didn’t take advantage of Collado’s superiority due to anxiety”.
Is there a solution? Can you lose your position?
“Possibly they can make a decision. I understand it, I know it better than anyone. Today is very hard, several things have to be reconsidered. The team did not have preseason and the results came very close together. It is very difficult to put together a group. It’s the fifth game in a few days with me. We had injuries and several players who are not physically at their best. It’s a delicate decision, we have to add. It’s a direct rival that escapes us, but we have to play what’s left”.