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‘We’re happy with the victory, but it was a really tough game’

José Gomes dedicates the victory to the children hospitalised in Torrecárdenas, especially to German with whom he spoke the day before

José Gomes highlighted after the second cup tie in Soria that the squad players are ‘happy with the victory’, but commented that ‘it was a really tough game.’ Thus, he added: ‘The good thing is that we’ve won… and a few saves from Fernando, because it’s been really difficult.’

The Rojiblancos head coach explained that his players have not been able to ‘adapt to the frosty football pitch,’ causing the Indalicos to be unable to find their real style of play, having to compete in a different way so as to move into the Spanish Cup aka Torneo del KO next round.

In the same way, José Gomes wanted to give his take on how the game panned out and also the good role played by the rivals: ‘In all honesty, Numancia deserved to play extra time.’ This is an appreciation that led the Portuguese to once again point out the joy of being able to be included in the Spanish Cup third-round draw on Friday, considering that they had to play to their strengths to defeat the Soria-based team.

In Jose Gomes’ opinion, the most important thing for Almeria now is ‘to prepare the next league game against Leganés,’ being vital for this ‘to recover the players who got the most minutes’ at Los Pajaritos stadium and that they manage to ‘be on fire’ along with the rest of the squad teamers to be able to make it to Madrid.

The Lusitanian gaffer dedicated the cup tie victory to the children hospitalised in Torrecárdenas, especially to Germán, with whom he had a friendly chat over Zoom the day before.