To convince you have to persuade, said Unamuno at the University of Salamanca. Mallorca, with a regrettable game, did neither one thing nor the other, but won. The professor’s sentence ends with the argument that, to seduce, reason and law are needed in the fight, attributes that Javier Aguirre’s do not have or do not exhibit. The bad thing about this balsamic triumph is that it will serve as an alibi, like Raillo’s injury, to justify a style, the use of a wall riddled with rust and a manifest creative inability with which to win undeserved prizes or, let’s be fair, accredited by the marvelous performance of the goalkeeper, Rajkovic, and the misfortune of an opponent who, goalkeeper aside, ran into the post and the VAR, which invalidated a goal by Bamba because, magnifying glass in hand, the leather did not go beyond totally the line.
The “Basque” does not get off the donkey. Since she arrived, she bets on the lottery every week and wins. He avoided relegation because Jorge Molina missed a penalty against Espanyol in Granada and signed an unexpected classification because a footballer, Kang in Lee, validated the defensive effort of his teammates. He doesn’t have it anymore, but he still sticks to his guns. The problem is not the drawing or the five defenders at the back, but that exclusively dedicated to destroying, his pupils do not know what to do when they are in possession of the ball. Without ideas, with exasperating slowness and only one obsession or two: hitting balls to make Maffeo run or looking for the head of the “Pirate.”
These only resources have their response in the actions of any opponent in the face of the foreseeable. The side’s back is a highway where only rivals travel and the balloons that seek the height and power of the forward get lost in his obvious loneliness without anyone accompanying his jumps. It is as if eleven posts were planted in the middle of the field with the absence of any movement when the team dominates the game, not the slightest unmarking, nor a circumstantial exchange of positions. Slowly, yes, but without good writing.
Someone who had left the stadium before the final minutes would not believe the result when it was told to them. But the only thing that transcends is this marker with which it is advisable not to fool yourself or continue buying cards for the line even if bingo comes out.