Few losses are so productive. The consequences, after a disappointment, are rarely positive. And not much less extraordinary than what Sporting enjoys now.
The gijonés set, three months after the disappointment against the Oviedo in the Carlos Tartiere, has turned its situation. So much that in nine games has cut the 16 points that separated him from the leadership. His sports director Miguel Torrecilla was right days after the derby: “I still believe, or if you want we can lower the blinds”.
Eight wins, a draw, 17 goals in favor and only two against in the last nine games. For its recent numbers and sensations Sporting has taken the lead after cutting 16 points with the first place. In addition, not only has he eliminated the five points that deprived him of the playoff, but at this point he has eight of margin over the seventh classified. A record and even historical rhythm. Not in vain, the rojiblancos did not achieve seven consecutive victories since the 1979-80 season, with Quini as a scorer.
The team of Baraja, for all this, has awakened the enthusiasm and confidence of the fans. Also the vote of confidence that had been liquidated after the painful defeat in Carlos Tartiere.
The pain of disgust in the face of the eternal rival and the subsequent days charged with criticism enraged a staff made for promotion. For its quality and the ability to sacrifice that now shows. Without work and stones on the road it is impossible to achieve the goal.