Juanfran praised the teamwork and Lucas spoke of a “deserved victory”

30/10/2017 23:49

Juanfran and Lucas Pérez spoke to the press at the Estadio Gran Canaria’s mixed zone, after certifying Dépor’s victory against UD Las Palmas in the match corresponding to the 10th fixture of LaLiga Santander.

The Deportivista right-back stated, “We performed well as a team. We defended well. We conceded a goal at the beginning, that's something we have to work on. But the team has grown, we knew our possibilities, we knew where we could hurt them, we knew we could win. We did it away and now it's a different story. They’ve received a hard blow and we will face the match against Atlético de Madrid with our hopes up.”

However, he said, “we cannot concede so soon. We have to work on that. But the team did a great job with ten players in Copa. They gave all they had, and we could’ve equalised. Today, we knew how to harm them. We knew we had to move the ball quickly from one side to the other and along the flanks to harm them. Lucas up front makes the difference.”

Juanfran concluded by stating, “We’re very happy. It’s important for the team to carry on, and carry on growing.”

One of Dépor’s goal-scorers at the Estadio Gran Canaria, Lucas Pérez, highlighted that “we needed the victory. Very happy, this is the path. The team has worked really well. After beginning 0-1 in the 7th minute, we reacted very well. We did really well in the following thirty minutes and in the second half, we deserved the victory. We were superior.”

The Coruña striker explained, “we’re trying to adapt to what the coach wants. That’s what we’re doing. The coach asked us to press high, to be more aggressive up front to try and snatch the ball. Las Palmas have bright football, and like to play the ball from defence. We tried to make it difficult for them.”

Lucas believes “we finished the first half much better than them, we saw we could really harm them, and that’s what we did. We came here for the three points, we didn’t come to speculate whether we would draw or not. We came from a bad streak, beside losing 1-4 in the Copa. And that’s what we needed, revenge, as well as gaining 3 points and distancing ourselves from the relegation zone.”