«We have not put up any barriers. If we are sixth we will not settle. No one is promoted in October or on matchday 10. Both UD and Tenerife are in an enviable position and it would be good for football if both of them were promoted ”, commented the yellow coach to close his appearance.
“We have had three very clear that Tenerife cannot be forgiven,” laments the coach
Just before, he had made the same clear as in the previous one: “What matters here is who wins, and nothing else.” It came to mind if luck had been in the face of UD. “I do not think so. Tenerife scored without shooting a goal, “he recalled in reference to both chicharrero after Raúl Navas inadvertently deflected the ball towards his goal in the launch of a free kick.
«We have had three very clear that Tenerife cannot be forgiven. We could have gone 2-0 at halftime. The good news is that the team reacted. We had faith. I like what I see. We play by memory and we don’t change. People identify with our way of doing things, “said the Madrid coach.
Locker room and stands
Asked how the dressing room was just after the game, he said: “They are happy. They deserve it. It has been a week of great stress, without stopping talking about the derby. They are now released. On Monday you have to train and think about Lugo. We cannot look back again if we want to ascend.
As for the public, who flocked to Siete Palmas after almost two years –the last with people had been in January 2020–, Mel commented: “They are the ones who have sent us a message. More than 25,000 – 25,887, of which about 1,500 were from Tenerife – have come because the team called them and because they believed they could see important things. The team generates football and we are getting fruit from the quarry. People come for all this, and they ask us to continue on this path ».
“They are the ones who have sent us a message: they come because the team calls them,” he says.
On the fact that he had only made one change –Pinchi for Moleiro– before the discount, the UD coach was categorical. “Changes are made with a goal in mind. All eleven were very good and I didn’t see any improvement by making changes. From below I know that they had rope to fix what they had to fix. Then we made two quick changes because the party asked for it. If I have to change in minute 20 I do it, but today I did not see it necessary, “he clarified.