Machin delighted by ‘mature’ Girona

first_imgGirona v Real Madrid Giant-killing Girona staying grounded after stunning Real Madrid upset Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 05:50 10/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pablo Machin - cropped Getty Images Girona v Real Madrid Girona Real Madrid Primera División The side’s muted response to their incredible victory over the La Liga champions is a sign of their maturity, according to boss Pablo Machin Girona head coach Pablo Machin said the La Liga newcomers will not get carried away by their historic win over Spanish champions Real Madrid.In Girona’s first competitive meeting with Madrid, Machin’s men claimed a stunning 2-1 win at home to the La Liga titleholders on Sunday courtesy of a stirring second-half comeback.Cristhian Stuani cancelled out Isco’s opener with his fifth goal in eight league appearances before Portu completed the improbable turnaround just four minutes later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Girona 21/20 v LevanteBut 43-year-old Machin, who guided the Catalan club to promotion last term, is determined to keep his players grounded.”Obviously there was a celebration, but I haven’t seen any bottles of champagne,” Machin said at his post-match news conference.”This is a mature team and we knew that we had a chance to beat a great team.”We demonstrated our maturity by not showing excessive euphoria after the whistle.#HISTÒ[email protected]— Girona FC (@GironaFC) October 29, 2017″If you would have told me three years ago that this would be possible, I would have thought you were crazy.”This result is for those who have been following us a long time. They have always helped us.”Girona now sit 12th in their maiden top-flight campaign with three wins and three draws from 10 matches.last_img