Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa believes his side were superior in the win over Racing, but they should have scored killed the game with more goals. Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone said the goals scored from set pieces speak well of the possibilities Atletico have in the team, following the win over Espanyol. Barcelona Gerard Pique insisted that Barcelona are not dependent on star forward Lionel Messi and also denied that they might have a mole in their camp. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the individual abilities of Atletico players was key in determining the outcome of their clash. Getafe Getafe manager Luis Garcia said his team 'have fallen out of bed' following the defeat to Granada, but they are still 'dreaming of Europe'. Granada Granada coach Abel Resino believes his team have the character to stay in the La Liga, but warned them that they are not safe from relegation. Levante Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua said his team are not content to play in the Europa League and will push for third or fourth place finishing. Malaga m Osasuna m Racing Santander Racing coach Alvaro Cervera has urged his players not to complicate matters further and to continue to do their best, despite their relegation. Rayo Vallecano Rayo star Mikel Labaka was disappointed to be sent off against Sporting, but believes his replacement will do well when they face Barcelona. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel has admitted that things did not go well at all against Valencia, but acknowledged Los Che deserved the three points. Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo expects the Bernabeu crowd to 'score the first goal' as soon as Real Madrid players step onto the pitch versus Bayern Munich. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca are in 17th place in the Fair Play chart with 123 penalty points after accumulating 111 yellow cards and 6 red cards this season. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier is satisfied to be one step closer to safety and believes a win over Racing this weekend will secure it. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza are in 16th place in the Fair Play chart with 122 penalty points after accumulating 106 yellow cards and 8 red cards this season. Sevilla Winger Jesus Navas knows that Sevilla will have to use all their five senses against Real Madrid, but insists it is not impossible to win. Sporting Gijon Sporting defender Gregory Arnolin is still hoping to secure La Liga safety, even though his side will have to win all remaining four matches. Valencia Sergio Canales has refused to confirm reports that Unai Emery has told Valencia's players that he will be leaving at the end of the season. Villarreal Villarreal manager Miguel Angel Lotina was pleased to draw with a good side like Sociedad, but believes his team should have won the match.