Adrian: “We're going to give our all to try and beat Barcelona”

26/04/2018 20:09

Adrian Lopez spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning.

The Asturian striker, who stayed indoors due to a contusion on his right foot, confessed, “I’m a little better today. If tomorrow everything’s the same, I’ll be able to train with the rest of the group, and let’s see if my foot gets better, because it’s the same foot as the 2 previous games.”

He hopes to be better for Sunday's game at the ABANCA-RIAZOR against FC Barcelona (8:45 pm, Movistar Partidazo): “I hope to be available,” he concluded.

Regarding the match against the Cules, he said, “it’s a very important match, crucial, at home. We're going to give our all to try and win. We're facing a Barça that are practically already champions. Let’s hope they come a little calmer than usual, as they’ve already won the league. They’re players that will also be focused on the World Cup, which is just round the corner. Let’s hope their head is on other things other than playing a fantastic game against us.”

He is aware that the atmosphere in the stadium “won’t be the best. But we're going to try for it to be better. We’re going to try and play an intense game, be strong from the moment the ref blows the whistle. Let’s hope the fans are with us. They're very important for us, in order to help us gain the victories we want. Their support is important for us from the first minute to the last.”

Despite depending on Levante’s and Espanyol’s results, Adrian urged to focus “on ourselves. It’s what we control. We have to try and play 4 games very well, beginning with Barça on Sunday, which is this week’s one. It’s our duty to give our all in every game that’s left and try to win.”

Adrian warned that Deportivo must face the final stage “as a brave team, able to give any team a run for their money. That’s why we have to go out onto the pitch and give our all and then above all, there’s that possibility, that whilst it’s there we have to try and grab it. There’s no doubt about it."

He acknowledged that the situation “has become very complicated. We're aware of it. We also know that nothing’s sealed 100%. Whilst there’s hope we’re going to give 200% until the end. It’s a pity that the good results came late the ones we got from the Wanda Metropolitano match onwards. The team is on a good streak, it’s a pity it didn’t happen a little earlier. There’s still hope, and whilst there's still hope, we’re going to fight until the end.”

About his future once the league finishes, he stated he has one more year left in his contract with FC Porto, “to begin with, I have to return there. We’ll see what happens there.”

Finally, he agrees with Dépor giving Barcelona a guard of honour after their recent cup win: “We completely agree in congratulating them for well-deserved Copa win.”

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