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Valencia defender Gabriel admits disappointing Mallorca draw: We let them pass too easily

Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista admits it was two points dropped after their 2-2 draw with Real Mallorca.

Gabriel says they let themselves down after halftime.

He said, "We have to analyse what happened. We had two different halves: One in which we started well, and I don't know what happened after that. There was a lack of solidity in our defending. We lost a ball in the middle and it was a mistake that we can't be making; the coach has always said this, that in as good a competition as this you are hindered by a mistake like that. That's what happened.

"The second goal was another case of us lacking defensive solidity. We'd spoken before about pressing high, and they got past us very easily. That's how the second goal came. The substitutions helped us a lot, and the players who came on gave us something. They helped us to look for the draw."

Gabriel also said: "Every day, every game, we have to do much more for the club. Many do not know the importance of this club and its history. When I arrived I said that I wanted to make history at this club, and I am doing a good job.

"I want to continue like this and I am going to dedicate myself to the fullest. We showed that there is no lost ball and we went looking for a very difficult equaliser. We have to celebrate, because we drew after being 0-2 down, but we have to do more and be more ambitious to be up at the top. We cannot settle for anything little."


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