Paco Jemez issues apology after ‘disgraceful’ Las Palmas showingJanuary 15, 2018
Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has issued a public apology after his side were thumped 6-0 by Las Palmas on Saturday.
Jemez was expected to make a big impact at Las Palmas having taken over in the New Year, but the result against Girona has left many wondering if he is the right man for the job.
Girona captain Cristhian Stuani opened the scoring on 25 minutes from the penalty spot, before Olunga would score the first of his three for the afternoon.
Borja Garica was next on the score sheet to make it 3-0, before Olunga added two more and was followed by Portu, who added some fine gloss on an excellent result for the Catalan minnows.
And, the former Rayo Vallecano boss has issued a grovelling apology to the club’s fans.
“What happened on the pitch was a disgrace,” he said after the game.
“We did things very badly, myself more than the players. We apologise to the fans.
“This result is what it is, more for my failures than those of the team. After their second goal, the team collapsed due to us not believing we could come back.
“I assume responsibility. We have the second round to come, and we’ll work hard and fight to get things moving.”
Elsewhere in some other La Liga games over the weekend, it was a must-win game for Malaga which ended in defeat and could spelt the end of the road for coach Michel, who sacked promptly after the game.
Getafe ran out 1-0 winners on Friday evening in the opening game of match day 19, courtesy of a well-worked setpiece in the second half which Juan Cala converted with a powerful header from the centre of the area.
Valencia beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 on Saturday evening to secure third place in the La Liga standings.