García Pimienta: "In the second half, the team performed quite well, creating goal-scoring opportunities, but we were not accurate in finishing."
The coach highlighted, "I would be concerned if we weren't creating chances and playing well; today, we showed a lot of character."
García Pimienta appeared in the press room at the Benito Villamarín Stadium after the defeat against Real Betis (1-0). The coach emphasized regarding the team, "Betis performed well in the first half, but I believe in the second half, we were superior, controlling possession, but we lacked accuracy in front of goal. Scoring goals matters, and our lack of effectiveness prevented us from securing at least a point."
Here are some of his statements:
"We need to consider who we were up against; we played at Betis' stadium, a European team full of internationals, and we couldn't dominate the opponent for the entire 95 minutes."
"We substituted Maxi because he received a yellow card; there was a potentially dangerous situation, and we could have ended up with one player less."
"I come away with the feeling I had while watching the game, not necessarily when I analyze it calmly. In the first half, Betis had possession, and we rushed our exits, resulting in a lack of precision, as seen in the goal-scoring opportunity."
"I would be worried if we weren't creating chances and playing well; today, we showed a lot of character."