Andone: “We're the first ones that want to pull this off and we're going to give our all”

21/02/2018 14:15

After receiving January’s Estrella Galicia Player of the Month award, Florin Andone spoke to the press in Abegondo.

Regarding this Friday’s encounter at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR against Espanyol, the Deportivista forward highlighted it is important “just like all the ones we have left from now onwards. We’re in the same situation, we haven’t gained points. In the relegation zone, every match we have from now on is a final for us. We’re looking forward to winning and feeling happy after a match. We’ve already had enough where we don’t receive the prize we were out after. Let's hope it’s a game that stays home.”

He insisted, “we have to win. It’s true that things are being done better, in my point of view. We're working on several aspects to improve. The team is much more solid. Up front we now have to try and net in the chances we have and win games. The only thing we can do now is win and win. It’s going to be impossible to win every match but at least try and be strong at home, win and gain points. Let's hope that on Friday against Espanyol we have a match where everything goes well, and we win.”

He agrees with Raul Albentosa, who said that Clarence Seedorf’s main belief is order: “If you analyse the match against Betis, we were not inferior to them, we had a few chances that hit the posts. We also reached Alaves’ area several times. They didn’t have clear opportunities. Perhaps 1 or 2. But it’s normal because you’re playing against First Division teams. We’re much better at defending. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the most of the occasions we had for scoring goals.

Along these lines, Andone assured that “we're working on things, we’re correcting many aspects that we had to improve. Let’s hope we see this reflected on the pitch soon with a positive result for us.”

The Branquiazul forward is optimistic: “With 14 games ahead of us it’s too soon to be talking about relegation. We don’t know it what situation we’ll be in until the season ends. We have to be calm, know that now is a difficult moment, a moment in which we’re not making any points. But the teams below us aren’t gaining points either. The margin is the same, 3 points to take over Levante. Let’s hope we gain the necessary points to leave the drop zone as soon as possible for peace of mind, for the Club and the fans.”

Andone emphasized, “We're the first ones that want to pull this off and we're going to give our all. Everybody wants to do well, and everybody wants to win. If we’re not achieving this, it’s because things aren’t going as we expect. Nobody in this dressing room is abandoning ship, nor do they not want to win, or other strange things. We all want to win and we all want to do things well. We’re upset because of the situation. What’s left is to work, try and shut up with what we can, accept criticism that comes from everywhere and work to pull this off. I’m sure we’re going to pull this off."

He explained why the team hardly created any chances in the second half in Vitoria against Alaves last Saturday: “It’s football. There are situations in the match where you’re down in the scoreboard and it affects you because of the situation you’re in. It’s more or less a matter of the mind. We need to improve our mindsight, learn how to be strong until the end of the match. When we’re 1-0 down, we think ‘we’re going to lose again...’ They’re things the coach is working on. I’m sure that with how we’re working, and all the new ideas, we’re going to pull this off.”

Regarding Espanyol, this Friday’s rival, Andone believes they are “very strong, with good individual players, as a group too. It’s an attacking team. I like them a lot, the style they play. It’s going to be a very tough game, but like all of the ones we have left.”

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