The Alavs substitute had as much time as he needed but not the cool head.
He was not the only Alavs player to feel humiliated.
Bookings: Birmingham - Savage (foul); Alavs - Turiel (foul), Sending-off: Alavs - Turiel (second bookable offence, foul).
The striker, who suffered a gashed leg in the victory against Stoke City the previous week, was left out of the game against Alavs as a precaution.
Birmingham were below their best in the game against Alavs and only a spirited display in the final half-hour saw them acquire a draw when defeat seemed certain.
It was difficult for us when Alavs passed the ball around, because they are good at keeping possession.
The visit of an accomplished Alavs side at last brings Blues' summer itinerary, so far conducted in far-flung locations ranging from Devon to Scotland, on to home territory.
Everyone saw how good Alavs can be when they were unlucky not to beat Liverpool in the Uefa Cup final last year.
Alavs are in town but, of course, Arsenal are looming ever closer.
To beat Alavs would set us up perfectly for the visit to Arsenal,' Kenna said.
We have been working on the new system and the Alavs game, on a pitch which is sure to be perfect, gives us a chance to show the fans how far we have come.
Having finished seventh in the Spanish League last season, Alavs are capable of supplying Blues' 3-5-2 system with a good workout.