Adrian: “We’re working very well, we just need the matches to go well”

27/11/2017 20:58

Adrian Lopez admitted in Abegondo’s press room this morning, that defending is Deportivo's Achilles heel this season: “We’ve conceded quite a lot of goals. It’s a matter that concerns everyone because the first to defend are those of us that play up front. It’s something we need to improve. We have to try in every training session, in every following match try and do it better.”

The Asturian striker is convinced that “if we continue creating chances and scoring goals, when we stop conceding goals, we will make more points. And that's the team’s objective.”

Regarding the Copa del Rey match on Wednesday at the Estadio Gran Canaria (8:30 pm local time, 9:30 pm mainland Spain, Bein LaLiga), Adrian believes that after losing 1-4 at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR, “you never know what can happen in football. We have to try and go there motivated to compete well, try to win the match if it can be won, and get good sensations and perform well.”

Adrian assured that the lads “are fine. We want to be better and gain results, which in the end give you confidence. The group is fine, united, keen. And that’s what’s most important. We’ve been working very well throughout the entire week. We just need the matches to go well, like we want them to.”

Asked about the “clash” between two of his teammates, which resulted in Cristobal Parralo (Deportivo’s coach) putting an end to today’s training session, Adrian highlighted, “everyone was quite calm in the dressing room. I don’t know what happened because I left the session and came indoors, so I don’t quite know what happened. I don’t think we should give it more importance than it just being a heated moment.”

On an individual note, in yesterday’s line-up and scoring a goal, he was “happy to play again. I had been out for a while. It was quite a dispute match against a rival (Athletic Bilbao) that’s always difficult because they push you a lot. In the end, it was a fair draw.”

He believes that during the ninety minutes, “they were better in some phases of the match, and in others we were better. It was very disputed. Wining three points would’ve been perfect. But if you can’t win three, one is good.”

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