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Michel hoping defeat does not affect his Rayo players

Michel hoping defeat does not affect his Rayo players

Rayo Vallecano boss Michel has said that he hopes the defeat to Alaves does not affect his players.

The home side had the majority of the ball in the first few minutes of the game and Alvaro Garcia had the first chance of the game, receiving the ball in the area but he could not make his effort count.

Alaves slowly grew into the game and it was the visitors who opened the scoring when Ibai Gomez was fouled and Ximo Navarro found the back of the net.

Gael Kakuta was doing his very best to get the home side back into the game and he found Raul de Tomas in the 30th minute to level the tie, but the goal failed to spur on the home side, who had wanted to bring joy back to the fans of the Vallecas after the ground was closed recently due to safety concerns.

The game was not tied for long as Ibai Gomez got himself on the scoresheet, and the home side suffered more upset when Abdoulaye Ba was sent off a minute later.

Goals from Jonathan Calleri, another from Ibai Gomez and a stoppage time strike from Burgui further enhanced the scoreline for the away side, who continue their impressive start to the season.

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What did Michel have to say following the final whistle?

“I hope the result does not affect us and we are going to put thing in place so that it is not like that,” he told reporters.

“I believe that in moments we have been superior but the sending off cost us. Whilst the game was at 1-2, we were playing well and we were working together.

“We have to forget about this result, we have a new game on Tuesday and we have to try to fight back in the Anoeta against La Real.”