Valencia boss claims game should have been postponed at Alaves
FOOTBALL- 7 January 2019 16:58 GMT
Valencia head coach Marcelinho was critical of the playing surface claiming it was frozen and was partly to blame for set pieces conceded in a 2-1 loss to Alaves currently in a champions league spot.
“We started very well in an impracticable field, it was half frozen field. You should not play, but you have to play like that because the best league in the world allows it, “Valencia coach Marcelino said to Levante-emv.com
“The two goals were a set piece, it was difficult to be otherwise, we knew it was one of their best weapons. The first is avoidable and the second is also. From 1-1 the team reacted, but the 1-2 came in the discount of the discount and we had to defend it better.
The Deportivo Alaves head coach however batted away the claims of his opponent stating both teams were playing under the same conditions.
“Nobody told me that Marcelino did not want to play,” replied Abelardo, Alavés coach. “If the field is wrong, it’s for both teams. We do not train on ice. “
“I’m leaving sad because of how we face those set pieces,” insisted Marcelino. «I think that in that facet of the game we were very poor and the rival punishes you».