Carles Gil sees Monday's match as a final because “we are in a very critical situation”

10/02/2018 13:16

Carles Gil was the centre of attention in Abegondo this morning.

He admitted that Clarence Seedorf arrived at a time in which “the dressing room was quite upset because of the last match. To top it all, he arrived on Tuesday when we were still licking our wounds.”

He stated that the Dutch coach’s first idea is to “fill us with positive energy, with confidence. It's what we need most of all at the moment, and he knows how to convey this really well.”

According to our number ‘11’, Seedorf “focuses on intensity a lot, being intense, being together. He sees that we press well but we lack that certain aggressiveness to tackle the ball or commit a foul. In teams like ours this is a very important aspect. He divided us into defence and attack to work with us individually and collectively. It's a very productive week in every aspect and I hope we can prove that on the pitch.”

With this change on the bench, Carles insisted “we all have another vibe, we’re more positive. It’s the best way to face the match ahead.”

He confessed that “the coach has told us individually what he wants from us, from our positions, from the forwards, from those of us that play in the last third.”

The Deportivista forward admitted that Monday’s match at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR (9 pm, Gol TV) against Betis, “we have to see it as a final because the league is at an advanced stage, and we are in a very critical situation. I think it’s a crucial match for us, to regain confidence in front of our fans. We only have winning in our minds.”

Regarding the rival, he believes “they are a very strong team, very compensated. They have great players, with a coach who has a marked style. It's an easy team to analyse in the sense that we clearly know what they want, what they’re like. We know their strengths, their weaknesses and we have to make the most of this.”

He insisted that now, “it’s important to do as what the coach is saying, be as one, be together. I think we’re on the right track.”

Carles Gil also had kind words for Cristobal Parralo, Dépor’s former coach: “It's always a pity when a coach has to leave. At the end of the day, they’re people, people we work with for a long time. We’ve spent a lot of time together and you end up forming a bond, no matter how things go. It's a bummer. We’re aware that we're mainly to blame because we’re the ones that are out on the pitch. Things didn’t turn out well with Cristobal. I wish him all the best from here.”

Hence, he insisted “we are the ones responsible for what happens on the pitch. We’ve had an awful season so far, we have to accept it and on Monday prove that everything we’ve done this season was can change. There’s no better way of doing this than on the pitch and especially on Monday in a crucial match.”

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