Although it was not very comfortable victory to Emelec, (2-1 against El Nacional on previous Saturday), for coach Gustavo Quinteros, the result is “fair”.
In the five dates played by the electric team on the local tournament, they won all the matches and is the undefeated leader with 15 points.
In the last game the military team was complicated by the expulsion of Enner Valencia in the 80th minute, and Emelec, left defensive spaces that El Nacional took advantage of to score at the end of the match.
Quinteros recognized that in the final moments of the match he saw the improvement of the ‘Criollos’. “We had offensive players, we were a man down and we had no more changes to strengthen the team. Then, in the last few minutes we suffered a bit, ” said the Argentine-Bolivian coach.
However, he added, “we should have defined the game, earlier. We let some chances passed that we could not achieve, and they scored at the end, but I think the result is well deserved for Emelec “.
Marcos Caicedo (56 minutes) and Pedro Quinonez (66m) scored the goals for the millionaires, Alejandro Villalva (90 +1 m) scored for Nacional.
The runner-up technical director of Emelec said he will continue with the rotation of his squad for the Copa Libertadores (he reserved Marlon de Jesús and Cristian Nasuti on saturday, for example).
In that sense, Quinteros said that his team “will go with everything” to Chile to face, on Wednesday, the Deportes Iquique, in the third round of Group 4.