Brazilian striker Nilmar scored for the fourth time this season in the Primera Liga, netting the only goal of the game shortly after the half hour mark to put the Yellow Submarine within a point of the league leaders.
"This victory and three points are very important and makes us happy to have won a game that was not easy as it was very even," he said, according to AS.
"We are pleased that the individual and collective performances are improving and that is good and thanks to this work we have won.
"Depor are a tough opponent and made it difficult for us to score but we got the goal and the result. The game was very close, so this victory is so important, Deportivo never makes it easy.
"The result is fair, we were very focused and doing a good job both offensively and defensively. We are still working and in good form and we want to stay there and continue to grow and now hope that our ambition will grow and the team can continue to compete and improve."Follow Goal.com on . Get the latest football news direct... Check out Goal.com's page; be part of the best football fan community in the world!