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Óliver Torres and En-Nesyri also expressed their disappointment at the loss to Real Sociedad
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Ocampos gave a realistic assessment of this evening's defeat in San Sebastián: "I don't think it's rocket science. In the first half we were second best, they scored and were more direct. In the second half it was the opposite. We were better from the off, got the goal and were putting them under pressure until we had two players sent off. It's been the same conversation for several games now. We're working incredibly hard and giving everything we've got without getting the results. We got into the game, began to play good football and create chances, but being two goals down early in the game makes life extremely difficult ourselves. It always takes conceding a couple of opportunities for us to wake up and properly get going which is unacceptable. We need to change things and start the game better. I'm frustrated and upset with the situation we're in and it bothers me a lot. I've been through so much at this club and I'm the first to want to turn things around."

Meanwhile, Óliver Torres admitted that "when the opposition are so strong and start the match like they did today, it quickly becomes an uphill battle. They dominated in the first half, but in the second half we tried to do the same and we nearly pulled off the comeback. En-Nesyri's effort that hit the post could have changed the match. Things didn't really go our way, but we have to work harder, focus more and play with more passion, then we might get the luck we need. On Wednesday, it's life or death, so we need energy from the fans and their support is more important than ever right now." 

To round off, En-Nesyri underlined that "we did everything we could to bring ourselves level and then go for the win but the ball just wouldn't go in. Sometimes football is like that. We need to keep working to improve in certain areas and win the games coming up. The dressing room is united and will remain so. We'll be ready for what's to come and to put wins on the board for our supporters."