Joaquín Caparrós greets Sergio González
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CAPARRÓS: 'WE SHOWED JUST HOW MUCH WE WANTED THE WIN'

The manager was satisfied with his players after securing three points away from home

In addition to clearing up a personal subject, Joaquín Caparrós spoke of the importance of Sunday's win in Valladolid: 'I'm very happy because the team played very well. These three points will help us push on. We kept a clean sheet and that is important for the team. We have a very talented squad here.'

Caparrós spoke of how the team improved during the match: 'We showed just how much we wanted the win. We saw the results and we knew what was at stake. We didn't start great but we finished the match very well and I can only congratulate my players - not just the starters, the subs as well. They all demonstrated their team spirit and that is essential for us if we are to achieve our objective. We are focusing on the short term, going game by game.'

Now it is time to turn towards one of the most important games of every season, the Gran Derbi in Nervión: 'We have to focus on ourselves, get our players physically ready. The team is in great shape in terms of their moral. We are coming into the derby in a good moment. These matches are always different but we'll have time to talk about that later.'

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