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Cristóbal: “We have to be totally committed when we go onto the pitch”

29/10/2017 13:18

Cristóbal Parralo stated in Abegondo’s press room this morning that he wishes “to give the first team players confidence. And if I see any kind of situation, I know what Fabril players can give.”

Along these lines, he explained why Francis, who played in the last league match, was back with Fabril: “I’ve arrived and first of all I would like to see the first team goalkeepers’ performance, and from then on we shall decide what's best. First, we have to count on the people in the first team, see if they are able to give what I’m looking for, and from then on, as we advance, we shall make decisions.”

After the Copa defeat on Thursday, precisely against UD Las Palmas, the Deportivista coach sees the players “very focused on the work we’ve been doing. I’m happy with their attitude.”

Regarding that encounter, he highlighted that “the players were courageous, and that has to be sacred. We have to be totally committed when we go onto the pitch, we have to make the people be behind the team, so we can all get through this together.”

On the other hand, “what worries me the most is the lack of power in the last third of the match. We weren’t very organised either. We were very weak in the last third, we weren’t intense, we weren’t aggressive.”

Ahead of Monday’s league match at the Estadio Gran Canaria (9 pm, Bein LaLiga), Cristóbal emphasized that “what worries me the most is my team. If we’re able to correct the mistakes we made the other day, to be intense, and have the attitude we want, and be able to stamp our game.”

The Branquiazul coach, who will debut as a Primera Division coach, assured that “we have a playing style. I believe in it, in my way of seeing football. We have the squad and players to develop it. We know we don’t have time to wait for this to flow better, we have to adapt to the situation we’re in, with two matches in few days.”

He insisted that “we have clear ideas, we know we can develop them with the players. We need everyone to be committed, for everyone to be available, to pay attention and be focused. We have to work hard, and I’m sure this way the results will come. We will try and get them as quick as possible.”

In just about three days of training, Cristóbal explained that “we have worked on the organisation, the mistakes made during the last match, and from then on, we have to grow. We’ve had the time we’ve had, and we’ve faced it that way. We’ve tried to maximise the time we’ve had, taking into account work overload, because we had to make a huge effort on Thursday.”

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