Anquela: "I'm very happy with my lads, I will have their backs from the very first day"

16/08/2019 20:05

Juan Antonio Anquela confessed in ABANCA-RIAZOR's press room this morning that he is "very happy with my lads. I'm going to have their backs from the very first day. This is what I have and I have their backs. If they tell me I have to go that way, that's the way we're going. And if I tell them they have to go that way, that's what they're going to do. That's what I want to achieve, for everyone to go in the same direction and to be a team, a consistent team in all aspects of the game."

The Deportivista coach highlighted, "what we ask for here is a team to compete each game and go out to win. That's what we're always going to do; we're going to go out to win as soon as the match kicks off."

Ahead of Sunday's league debut at the ABANCA-RIAZOR against Real Oviedo (6pm), "the sensations are good. The team is at an acceptable creative stage. And that's what I have to hold on to, what the players tell me every day."

He warned that the Teresa Herrera victory against Real Betis "is no use to me. I preferred other pre-season matches which maybe you didn't like as much. Competing with good teams with the same emotional level. Playing against First Division teams is always easier."

However, he did admit that the starting eleven at the ABANCA-RIAZOR against Betis will "more or less" be the same that starts against Oviedo on Sunday.

He foresees "a Second Division match and that's what we have to stick to. We're going to play a Second Division match against a team that I'm sure is going to be at the top throughout the entire year, and I'm sure we are going to have to compete from the first to the last action if we want the game to go our way." "We're going out to win right from the start. If we're lucky and precise, we will achieve it. If not, we will have to carry on working because there's no other way in Second Division. Nobody gives anything away here," he emphasized.

Regarding Real Oviedo, who he coached most of last season, Anquela admitted it is "special" playing against the Asturian side: "It's always a pleasure and a joy because if I play against Oviedo, we're at a high level." 

Aware of how the football world works, the Branquiazul coach pointed out there is no chip on his shoulder for having been fired from the Carlos Tartiere: "On the contrary. I will always be eternally grateful."

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