Deportivo loses on new coach Seedorf's debut

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Published 5:40 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018 | Updated 6:27 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf made a losing start to his latest coaching role when Deportivo La Coruna was beaten 1-0 by Real Betis on Monday.

Deportivo, which has now gone eight matches without a win, dropped further into the relegation zone.

Seedorf wasn’t able to bring much of an improvement and his team was jeered off at the end by the home crowd.

“It’s normal. The players have to be able to accept the criticism,” Seedorf said. “We have to look at the things that we did well. We were well organized and showed our competitiveness.

“It was a difficult match against a team that plays very well. Everybody is disappointed with the result but we are convinced that things have changed.”

It was Deportivo’s sixth loss in eight games, leaving the club second from bottom in the standings with 17 points from 23 matches, three points from safety.

“I think we showed something different today,” Deportivo defender Raul Albentosa said. “We created more chances than we did in the last three matches together. We had our opportunities but we couldn’t capitalize on them. We just…

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