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Pablo Alfaro: “The players need to be congratulated for their persistence and belief, in terms of football and their attitude”

1 September, 2019

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“Today is a day to be happy and satisfied”, said Pablo Alfaro in the press conference. Ibiza’s head coach declared that the coaching staff and players will spend the rest of their Sunday in a positive and elated mood.

Alfaro’s assessment of the match against Rayo Majadahonda was extremely positive: “I thought the first half was very good. The team started the game very well, found a good level of intensity and caused the opponent to have doubts. Our first goal could have come earlier, but they also had some good chances. It was a hard-fought match, with plenty of duels, between two very good teams of this division”.

As balanced as the match may have been, it was Ángel Rodado who made sure this wasn’t the case any longer. This is how Alfaro rated the goal of Ibiza’s number 9: “He created and scored a goal out of nowhere, fending off defenders stronger than him. He was able to score with an incredible level of poise after almost not having enough oxygen to do so. That’s the Rodado we know and love: a lad with a tremendous future ahead of him”.

Alfaro also highlighted his side’s solid defensive showing. In its home debut at Can Misses, it was important for the team not to concede goals. “The 2–0 win is great for us, because it gives us confidence from a defensive point of view. We need to keep working hard, but today is a day where the players need to be congratulated for their persistence and belief, both in terms of football, but also as far as their attitude was concerned”, explained Ibiza’s boss.

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