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Boveda: “I’m convinced this can be turned around and that there are plenty of opportunities”

13/02/2018 19:48

Eneko Boveda was the centre of attention in Abegondo this afternoon. The Deportivista defender explained that during last night’s match against Betis at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR, “most of the chances were ours. That means we did many good things and evidently, we lost the match, therefore, there are some things that we did badly.”

He said, “taking into account they're a good team and that we also saw their characteristics, they created two threats and they won the game.”

Nearly 24 hours after being defeated, Boveda admitted that “the wounds are healed as each day goes by and we know we’re not going to get out of this from one day to another. The only way out of this is through daily work. That’s what we’re preparing. We cannot look too far back nor too far ahead. The ideal thing is to train well today, tomorrow even better, and prepare Saturday’s match with all the guarantees.”

Asked about the public’s reaction at the end of the match yesterday, he replied, “personally, I don’t think about it too much. I prefer my people to be happy, the only ones that go to the pitch and participate are the 22 that are on the field. We have to be concerned about those 22 and the 3 changes, what happens there and what we can do to pull this off.”

Regarding Saturday's game in Mendizorroza against Alaves (6:30 pm, Bein LaLiga), the Basque defender said, “everything looks bleak now. However, you listen to the people from Las Palmas and they speak more optimistically.  That means that tendencies mark the mood around the team. I am personally convinced that we can turn this around no matter the points or position we’re in, there is plenty of time and opportunities left. What I want to see is what we saw yesterday, the team having a style in which it competes, in which it has options to win matches. Yesterday it was tales, but I’m sure that in the long run those matches will flip the right side up.”

Asked about Clarence Seedorf, Eneko Boveda pointed out that “he has worked intensively with us throughout the days he’s been here to build a Dépor with certain ideas that he considers can be good for our team. And we're in that construction stage. We have limited time, but when you see people are able to give so much time, so much enthusiasm, the team is going to quickly get those three or four basic ideas that we need when we go out onto the pitch.”

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