Out, Out, Out Scream Disgruntled CD Tenerife Fans

Coach Alvaro Cervera has more problems to grapple with after this poor 0-1 home defeat to Lugo but it’s President Miguel Concepcion who has become the focal point for the fans anger. Cervera is playing with a weak hand of cards and the latest shuffle failed to produce a winning flush.

 Pre game it seemed to be an either or choice between Aitor Sanz and Quique Rivero in midfield but they both started with Ricardo on the bench and Inigo Ros still not back to sort out our engine room. Lugo were lively starters, Carlos Ruiz showed he was looking to erase the memory of last weeks shocker and made a perfectly timed block on Diaz to deny an early chance.

 The problem midfield was again stuttering for Tenerife, Rivero was playing deep, a waste of his attacking qualities, and even the industrious Cristo seems at half pace lately. Thank goodness for Suso, the man is a burning ball of desire, always looking to take on defenders and making sure that there is at least one source of supply for Aridane and Loro. Aridane had a couple of sniffs at goal but Loro looks a poor reflection of last years player.


Rennella was making the most of the few openings that were on offer from a tight home defence, he broke loose on the half hour but his finish was wide of the post. There was a surprise at the start of the second half with Borja Perez making his second appearance, in place of Loro. Chechu made a good run on the right and tempted Aridane with a cross but hi could only flick the ball wide with his head. Mallo in the Lugo goal looked uncertain and should have been put under more pressure but it wasn’t coming. The young inexperienced ref was no help, are they ever? We can put up with them being generally poor but why do they so blatantly favour the away side?


There was a big blow after 61 minutes, Ricardo had joined the action for Rivero and Sanz had already got a booking when a foul on Sanz was given against him and as he raged at the ref a second yellow card came out and he was off. The hill had just got steeper, Ricardo should have kept his shot down and made the goalie work, hanging on for a draw suddenly seemed the best we could hope for.

 Suso was fuming at the linesman for continued bad calls, thankfully he kept a lid on it and continued to charge at the defence. Maybe the ex Scottish League boys Perez and Suso would swing the game, but it was former Rangers player Sandaza who grabbed the winner a few minutes after coming off the bench. Sergio Aragoneses had to leap to get two hands to a stinging shot but he couldn’t hold it and it fell to Sandaza who fired it into the net.


The response was instant “Concepcion Dimision’ (resign) rang out from a large section of the 7,770 crowd. There is still a belief that coach Cervera can turn things around on the pitch but a lack of leadership off the pitch is seen as the long term problem and there’s a hunger for change. The game was beyond Tenerife’s reach, Lugo held firm and Perez withdrew deeper, he doesn’t inspire confidence that even with full match fitness he can produce goals. Bottom side Real Madrid B are the visitors next Sunday, we can only hope for better things before we get pulled into a relegation dogfight.