Real chief accepts slice of luck
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Defender Ivan Helguera popped up in the final minute of a tense game to poach a priceless winner as Real's title push continued apace.
"We had the luck of scoring in the final minute in a very equal game in which there were two key chances," stated del Bosque.
"Palermo was not so clinical with his chance whilst Helguera coverted his opportunity which gave us three points."
The Real chief defended his players after a somewhat lacklustre display, and insisted the crucial Champions League victory over Milan last week had taken its toll.
"We had just played a Champions League game three days ago so our mind was not as lucid as it has been on other occasions.
"The three points are very important for us in the fight for the title, but there are still twelve weeks left and some very strong rivals."