Following this weekend’s home loss against Villarreal, Las Palmas coach Paco Jemez claimed he and his players should be released.
Prior to the match, Las Palmas was improving in form, holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw and narrowly losing to Celta Vigo last Monday.
But, the clash with Villarreal could have seen Las Palmas move out of the relegation places and was seen as an important for La Union Deportiva to keep their positive momentum.
After the match, Paco Jemez said,
“When you don’t play like a Primera team, everything goes wrong.
“It was a real disaster in every way, with things that I thought had passed but reappeared.
“I’ll try to think that it was just a very bad day, but it can’t be repeated. If it is, we’re dead.
“I appreciate that Villarreal are Villarreal, but there was a huge difference in pace between the two teams.
“Everything failed, we didn’t do anything right. We weren’t able to keep the ball for even half a second.
“They looked like they were flying on a plane, while we had our legs tied. We got worse with every touch. It was real chaos out there.
“If they had money and time, they’d have a reason to get rid of everyone here, me being the first, and bring in 24 new faces.
“We weren’t up to scratch today, but there’s no remedy. If I have to promote eight of the B team then I will, even though I’d be very sorry for them because they’ve played a lot.”
Las Palmas now look ahead to one of the most important matches left in this season’s calendar, against fellow relegation contender Deportivo on Saturday.