Just as there are ways to live, there are ways to lose. And Andorra fell to Cartagena in an unlikely way. 25 shots on goal, 69 percent possession and 0 points to his credit. Cartagena, who only finished off twice, took the game in an isolated action at 93′. but it is not Eder Sarabia a result-oriented coach, neither in victory nor in defeat, and he finished the game “tremendously proud” of the work of his players. Why did Andorra lose? Mainly, due to the merits of Escandell, visiting goalkeeper: “Without a doubt their best player was the goalkeeper. I doubt that there is any player better than his goalkeeper throughout the day. He gave them three points.”commented the coach at the end of the match.
Obviously the defeat left a bitter taste in the Andorran ranks, but also a sense of pride in their coach: “The defeat was cruel to unsuspected limits. We played a spectacular game. I enjoyed a lot with the team, everything he did in defense and attack, what we generated… I celebrated up to two goals but his goalkeeper made two incredible saves”, Sarabia clarified. He finished the game “tremendously proud” of a team that makes him “happy game after game”. The Andorra coach did not attribute the defeat to bad luck, as Cartagena took advantage of an error in the local defense to win.
Despite the fact that all defeats hurt, and even more so against a direct rival that takes you out of the playoff zone, the reality is that Andorra does not have much room to regret. They play on Wednesday against Huesca, so they have two days to recover. Especially on the physical plane, because on the mental level it has not been a hard blow: “On Wednesday we have to compete again. It will be very important to recover physically. Mentally yes we will be able. We will continue with that energy. That is the way. Playing like this we will win many more games than we will lose”.
Against Cartagena, Andorra made seven changes with respect to the lineup that they won a week earlier in Ibiza and, against Huesca, it is more than likely that the variations in the eleven will once again be numerous. A constant in this team, which is perfectly recognizable regardless of who wears the shirt. Sarabia has everyone and they are all showing him that they are perfectly valid to compete in the Second Division.