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Rayo’s Michel: We must get up as soon as possible

Rayo’s Michel: We must get up as soon as possible

Rayo Vallecano boss Michel has said his players must react and bounce back after their defeat to Girona on Friday evening.

With the home side sitting in the bottom three, it was a must that they got something out of this game against Catalan side Girona, but they failed to take advantage of their slight dominance in possession.

Performances have improved of late for the home side but just three shots on target from their nine saw the likes of Raul de Tomas struggle to open the scoring.

Uruguayan striker Stuani seems to have no problem scoring for the away side and he opened the scoring dead on the half hour mark.

The home side struggled from that moment on and their misery was further compounded when battling defender Abdoulaye Ba was sent off on the hour mark.

Girona then looked to kill off the game, but wasn’t until the 85th minute that they did so when Pere Pons found Stuani, who duelly obliged and finished off his second of the game to seal three points.

Following the game, Michel took to the press room to address his side’s defeat and their current standing in the league table.

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“You have to get up as soon as possible,” he told reporters. “The competition does not stop. You have to refresh your head. Otherwise we will not get anything. You have to see the positive things. After these suits everything looks very black but you have to work to improve. ”

The results sees Girona move up to 13th in the table, whilst Rayo sit second from bottom and will need to bounce back next week, having lost their last four games in La Liga.