Julen Lopetegui offered his thoughts on the loss at Balaídos on Sunday: "We didn't kill the match off and we didn't take advantage of our chances. In the last fifteen minutes we couldn't seal the win. We had a few lapses in concentration and if you do that at this level, you pay for it. We took our foot off the gas too early, and we're unhappy, unhappy and angry, more angry that anything. We could not let that match slip away. I think the goals came from avoidable errors".
The manager was unhappy with some aspects of the performance: "We had a lot of the play in the second half but we were lacking in the final ball. En-Nesyri had a calf problem, Suso was really tired, and they were two players who played well. We didn't give them space, we wanted to control the play. The equaliser came from a lack of concentration, a transition that shouldn't happen. At the end, we've paid dearly".