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Asier Garitano: "We knew we were going to suffer, but it is very important to get these three points".

C.D. Leganés' coach, Asier Garitano, appeared at a telematic press conference at the end of the match that the pepineros played in Santo Domingo against A.D. Alcorcón, which ended in a 1-2 victory with goals from Shibasaki and Arnaiz.


Asier made this assessment of the match: "We knew we were going to suffer, because we had a good opponent in front of us. We conceded a goal after six minutes in an action in which I think Riesgo touches the ball, you find yourself with the 1-0 but we had personality and made the equalizer. In the second half we kept insisting and we scored a great goal by José. It's not easy, but it's very important to get these three points. It was difficult at the beginning, but we went from strength to strength".

"We will continue to fight to have options to reach the First Division again".

Asked about the scorers, the coach assured that "José and Gaku have grown a lot during the match, they are important for us but we need to start the matches better than we are doing. They played a great game". Regarding Avilés, he commented that "he played a good game, he worked hard and had a problem with his calf, but I'm sure he's happy and tomorrow he'll be training like one of the rest", and about Jonathan Silva, that "he's an important player like the rest. He has had many problems this season, with me he has had two knee injuries and a shoulder injury, but he is having continuity and we will see if we can all work together to ensure that he can finish the league showing the player we all believe he can be".
Garitano believes that the team's season must be valued: "We will not reach the play-offs unplugged, if we get there at all, because the rivals will not allow us to do so. We have been talking about the play-offs for many weeks and it is not guaranteed. Everything costs a lot and I have the feeling that, sometimes, what the team is doing is not valued very much. We are going to keep fighting to have the chance to reach the First Division again.

"We are happy because it is a great day for Leganés with the promotion of the reserve team."

Finally, he wanted to congratulate C.D. Leganés 'B' and their coaches Carlos Martínez and David Valleros for the promotion to Second Division RFEF achieved this Sunday: "We are happy because it is a great day for Leganés, the subsidiary has been promoted and I take this opportunity to congratulate them and their coaching staff," he concluded.