Juan Ignacio Martínez did not want to comment on the arbitration of Ávalos Barrera, although he has recognized that the penalty play has been decisive in the future of the game. The Real Zaragoza coach has also pointed out that football does not understand justice, referring to the four posts of his team, and has been very satisfied with the attitude of his players: “The spirit that I want has been seen. Until the final whistle they have not given up ”.
Penalty: “The play of the penalty has been decisive for the entire game, but Albacete has won and we must congratulate them.”
Arbitration: “Juan Ignacio Martínez will never give his opinion of referees and will always want to transmit ethical and respectful behavior to his own players. I am convinced that a referee always tries to whistle in good faith. Above they have the help from the VAR, as seen in the expulsion play, in which he was called because he had not whistled or fouled. I think you should always give the referees the benefit of the doubt because they do a difficult job. In this case we may have been harmed, but I will never say anything because it is part of the game.
Four posts: “Football does not understand justice, bad luck, or clubs. He understands goals and in the end they have scored one, it is true that a penalty in a play that has been consulted because the referee himself at the time of the play has interpreted it as an indirect free kick. They have called him from Madrid and the man has determined that it was a penalty. Even so, the team spirit that I want has been seen. I am very happy for that attitude and predisposition of the team. Until the final whistle they have not given up. I like all that because we have a very long marathon. Today was a dry braking, but from tomorrow you have to be back with charged batteries. I know these 24 hours are going to cost a little bit, but you have to quickly think that on Friday we will play against Ponferradina ”.
Álex Alegría and Adrián: “It is a satisfaction to be counting on troops because they give us alternatives. With Álex Alegría and Iván Azón we have subjected Albacete to a lot of stress. We have given up defensive aspects with certain risks, but in football you have to take risks. We were with the adverse result and later, when they have been left with one less, we have done well, taking the balls to the area and scoring centers. The clubs, who also play, have not been with Real Zaragoza today ”.
Mood of the players: “As soon as I got to the dressing room, what I did was congratulate them for that attitude that I mentioned before. The most important thing is that the team has gone to the maximum during the ninety minutes. We know what we are playing for and until the referee has whistled the end of the game, the team has been crushing Albacete in the rival area. We hope to be lucky that we have not had today in the next match.
Changes: “You try to make decisions to help the team and we have tried to accumulate people within the area because we know that Albacete could suffer with our arrivals on the wing and the centers.”