Deportivo boss Clarence Seedorf has called on the club’s fans to stay ‘united’ as his side seek to move out of the relegation places.
Seedorf is yet to win at the helm of the Galician club, but he will be hoping a point and a better performance that late will see his side push on.
Whilst Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has been critical of his side in recent weeks and he will be more aggrieved having taken an early lead at the Riazor.
Saturday’s game between two sides that are in the relegation places was a must-win for both, but the game ended with a share of the points as neither side could find a winner in the second half.
Former Barcelona play-maker Halilovic has been impressing in recent weeks and he opened the scoring for the visitors after just three minutes of play.
Depor grew into the game following some moans and groans from their own supporters and it was central defender Albentosa who was on hand to level the tie with just 22 minutes played.
“This is about mathematics and mathematically, this was not our last opportunity to stay up. It depends if you want to see the glass as half full or half empty, ” he told reporters after the game.
“There are still 27 points left to play. We will try to score as many points as possible, so Levante does not feel so safe. We will continue to play our game and hope for more luck as we only miss the goalkeeper in the game. We can not create six-seven modes and then just make a goal.
“Pessimism and optimism are two different characteristics. I am an optimistic person. That’s why I was a winner when I was playing football and I work hard to be a winning manager. The road is crooked right now and I understand people doubt but we have to stay united and continue to work hard.”
The result leaves both sides in the relegation places, sitting 18th and 19th, whilst Malaga continue to sit rock bottom of the La Liga table.