Sevilla share points with battling Valencia

Sevilla boss Pablo Machin believes his side dropped two points against Valencia after conceding a last minute goal to drop into the second position in La Liga.

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José Luis Gayà speaking via the club website said praised his side’s battling qualities after Diakhaby’s goal cancelled out Pablo Sarabia’s opening goal.

Yes, we wanted to win, we’ve played the first part a lot better than them, with two or three clear chances. In the second half, as a result of their goal, we lost the dominance, we were caught on the counter and in the end we managed to draw, but we wanted to win and we left sad.

“It was a vital match and it was still so far, but football has these things, we wanted to win, we have come to do it and we are going to be sad. We will not surrender or bring our heads down, we will get up from these blows and keep fighting with what we have left, this team will not give up until the last League match”.

Sevilla Pablo Machin added:

“If I didn’t watch the game, I’d have said that a point was always good away from home against a super team,” the Coach said after the match.

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“However, given how we played in the first half, scoring in the second and them equalising with the last kick of the game, we feel Valencia gained a point and we dropped two.

“It’s one of those stadiums where Sevilla haven’t been able to win. We were so close to doing so that we feel a point is less than we deserve.

“We fell short and it’s a shame that we didn’t get the victory that would’ve sent us 13 points clear of our opponents.

“I hope we don’t regret dropping them going forward. You have to defend tooth and nail in the last few minutes, but we’re all human.”

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