Cristobal: “I believe in the team, I think we’re going to compete well”

12/01/2018 23:07

Cristobal Parralo stated in ABANCA-RIAZOR’s press room this morning, that last Sunday’s draw against Villarreal “has allowed us to have a calmer week, but we’re aware of the situation we’re in. Tomorrow we have an important match (8:45 pm, Bein LaLiga), against a rival (Valencia CF) that's doing really well.”

He explained that he has picked 19 players this time due to Emre Çolak’s groin injury, which forced the midfielder to stop training before the rest of his teammates: “We're going to see if we recover him tomorrow. Let’s see how he is tomorrow.”

He warned that Dépor’s position in the league table “is not where we’d like to be. But it’s what there is, and we have to face it. There’s still time and matches left to improve in every sense.”

Regarding last Sunday’s game at the Estadio de la Ceramica, Cristobal highlighted, “the team competed. We’re still making some mistakes, but they competed better, and they were in the game. You don’t gain confidence with one result, you do so with a series of results, a dynamic. It’s what we’re trying to look for, that dynamic to give us confidence and play much calmer.”

According to the Branquiazul coach, beating Valencia at home tomorrow “would make us see things differently. And we aware of that, especially the players.”

Regarding the Che side, he highlighted “it’s a team that’s playing with a lot of intensity, with very clear ideas, with very good players, and with a very good dynamic. They’re one of the best in the championship. It’s a difficult team, but we’re going to try and win the match with our own principles.”

Hence, Cristobal highlighted, “I believe in the team, I think we’re going to compete well. I’m convinced we're going to have options of winning the match.”

He also assured “the fans are always with the team. I hope they’ll help us win this important match tomorrow. I respect what the fans do very much.”

Cristobal is aware that “we have an important problem in that we are one of the teams that concedes the most goals. That marks a lot for me. We have to try and gain that reliability, that confidence, to move forward little by little and finally fit those pieces together that we’d all like to see on the pitch.”

He believes that “for the problems to disappear, we have to have a roll of 4 or 5 games where we don’t concede any goals or few goals. Then we can see a glimpse of what the team is looking for, which is to be solid."

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