Saw the highlights, Pau Lopez does a WWE move and Mesa gets sent off, I struggle to see any sense in this chain of events, but Mesa always presents himself as a nuisance and with a yellow should have been hooked earlier. Hopefully la liga does a review of this but as we’re not barca real or atletico I’m not holding any hopes.
And why was Ben Yedder not given a chance when we were chasing the game? Machin hates him but his preferred options haven’t been lighting it up for the last 3 games, Yedder has proved his mettle and deserves a chance, very disappointing from Machin.
Mercado is a warrior but he has had a few high profile errors towards the end of last season and in these 2 games, he should be used sparingly but with this fracture just ugh. In other news I think escudero’s injury isn’t that serious he may make a comeback before the end of the year. Arana needs more confidence and a clearer role instead of just buzzing around on the left.
The only positive from this game is that even with Betis’s hyped squad and transfers including carvalho (how could we have missed out on him?), canales, inui and the existing players such as bartra and tello they didn’t run us off the pitch. We can put up a good fight when needed though the gulf in quality of signings is concerning.