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Luis García Plaza: “There are no excuses. We have to be stronger in defence”

The boss gave his thoughts on our 3-0 defeat at Villarreal CF

Luis García Plaza analysed our 3-0 defeat at Villarreal CF as a Franco Russo own goal and strikes from Manu Trigueros and Dani Parejo saw our winless run in LaLiga continues. 

On the match…

"There is no excuse. In the first half we were not good. In the build-up to the second goal we could have stopped the play three times. We have to be a tougher team defensively. The next home game is not a final, but it is almost like that. In the second half we had two clear chances to get into the match, but the ball didn't go in.”

On the situation…

"We have to change our dynamic. I knew that January was going to be a difficult month. We finished out of the relegation zone and with there is also a wild card being the postponed match. We have to turn around our intensity, our desire – much like we did against RCD Espanyol. In defence, we have to be a team with more skill. That's what we have to improve.

"It's normal for everyone to be burnt out - I'm the first to say it. But we need everyone with the team for the next game. We have to go back to being a strong team without the ball. We have to demand more from the players and from myself and recover our defensive solidity.”