Javier Aguirre keeps Mallorca away from relegation: “Beyond the good or bad game, the result had to be prioritized”

Victory for Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca against Almería in LaLiga. Photo: @RCD_Mallorca

By minimum difference in the score, the Majorca by Javier Aguirre managed to beat Almería in a game corresponding to the sixth day of The league. The painting that directs the Basque Thus, he added the second victory of the 2022-23 season and the first playing in front of his public at the Estadi de Son Moix.

The solitary goal of the Spanish Paul Maffeo allowed his team to take the three points and in this way reach eight units (of a possible 18) in the One effectiveness at the time of 44.4% that allows the vermilion squad to feel comfortable at the beginning of a year that, like the previous ones, will seek to get rid of relegation.

Beyond the good or bad game, the result had to be prioritized. It was indeed a good victory to place ourselves in a comfortable area in the table to be in these 15 days. We recovered good feelings, we recovered the three points and we are there, in the fight. We are going to try to enjoy these days, but understanding that Barcelona is coming and that it must be a perfect match to get something out of it”, said the Mexican coach.

Javier Aguirre at a press conference after Mallorca's victory against Almería. Photo: LaLiga Santander
Javier Aguirre at a press conference after Mallorca’s victory against Almería. Photo: LaLiga Santander

The party had in the development a slight superiority of the visiting team, because he had more possession time with a feeling of danger almost always when they played the ball. However, the annotation that he defined the scoreboard fell just 24 minutes into the first half when Maffeo, who was unattended inside the rival area, took advantage of a ball that the defenders did not fight.

On the performance of the defender who also made an essential defensive move, Vasco commented: “I liked it because he defended well. But it would be unfair to single out one player because the goalkeeper also defended well, it is true that he did not have much work but he transmits a lot of calm. (Vedat) Muriqi’s work is amazing, even though he didn’t score, he’s there”.

With the win, Mallorca momentarily climbed to eighth position in the standings, but with most of the other teams yet to play their respective matches. Aguirre and his team will then have a break of approximately two weeks before the activity of national teams on the next FIFA date. Later, they will play at home again when they host Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona.

Victory for Javier Aguirre's Mallorca against Almería in LaLiga. Photo: @RCD_Mallorca
Victory for Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca against Almería in LaLiga. Photo: @RCD_Mallorca

People are happy seeing their team in the First Division, watching Barça, Madrid, Villarreal. I think in the end the fans appreciate that. That we would like to play better, of course. Score more goals, too. Today we needed to win and it was achieved. We were coming off a painful defeat (against Madrid 4-1) and we didn’t want to go into the break like this,” assured the Mexican coach.

The season is still very young man to find out if Mallorca will manage to remain in the top flight of Spanish football next year, but for now, Aguirre has ensured that his team does not feel the pressure of occupying the last places in the table six games into the tournament. What is certain is that the Basque bill with a trajectory in which it has been characterized by achieving this type of objectives in institutions like the Osasuna, Espanyol Barcelona Y Saragossa.

The following duels are scheduled for the rest of LaLiga matchday six: Valencia vs Celta de Vigo, Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna vs Getafe, Villarreal vs Sevilla, Real Sociedad vs Espanyol, Betis vs Girona and the main dish at the end of week, Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid.

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Javier Aguirre keeps Mallorca away from relegation: “Beyond the good or bad game, the result had to be prioritized”