Next Match: at home to Malaga, December 20
Fran Escriba was adamant that his side deserved more from their Copa del Rey tie with Villarreal after exiting the tournament, losing 2-3 on aggregate. He told reporters after the second leg, which his side lost 1-0: "Considering what happened over the two games, it's not fair that we have been knocked out, the tie was decided by the finest of margins. "I go home very frustrated because I don't like losing but tomorrow we will train again, for the Malaga match. I'm proud of my players and their performance. No-one has to prove anything to me, I already know what each player can contribute."