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Dani: "We mustn't go crazy because the team's dynamic is good"

11/12/2018 21:02

Dani Giménez confessed in Abegondo's press room that he is not surprised by how tight the situation is in the top spots of LaLiga 1|2|3, with up to 6 teams separated by 5 points: "I still say that perhaps we are the most all-round squad. But there's still a long way to go, and we are seeing that it is very difficult to win, there are a lot of draws. We have only lost one game in a difficult ground, but we have tied a lot. In the end, it balances out."

He stated, "we're into a third of the league. There's still a lot left until the end, and we have very complicated fixtures ahead of us, especially in the last third. The important thing is to be there, and the last third of the league is where you will see what each team offers to gain promotion."

He did not dare predict the team's future in the league: "You never know what's going to happen. In the end, you carry on with a good dynamic at home, you improve a little bit away and you distance yourself a bit. Yet, I think we're going to find it tough because there are many involved. When you have 1 or 2 rivals, they can have a bad moment where you distance yourself. However, when you have 4 or 5 rival teams that have had their bad run and they are still there ..."

Regarding Zaragoza, this Sunday's rival at the ABANCA-RIAZOR (8:30pm, Gol and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV), the Deportivista goalkeeper does not trust the bad situation of the team is in, because "any moment now they can have a good streak of 3 or 4 wins and they're there again. The important thing is to both individually and collectively focus on each day, each match as it comes along. It can cost you points if you let opportunities escape."

With regard to last Saturday's draw against CD Numancia, Dani believes that "we mustn't go crazy because the team's dynamic is good. Every team has bad games. We had a bad second half, not the whole match; and we didn't lose either. You always have to look at the positive side of things when a team like us does something completely unlike what we usually do."

Asked about Carlos Fernández’s absence, the Branquiazul goalkeeper believes that "we have a great variety of different players up front. It's true that Carlos is on top form right now and that he has great potential. He's a player that I like a lot. I like how he works, how he tries to grow in each game. This time it was Borja that played and scored a good goal. We also have to value what Borja has done in the few minutes he's played, with little continuity. He is destined to be a great player in the team." "I am very calm because it is a luxury to have players like Borja, Christian, Fede, when he recovers ... they neither give you more nor less, but something different from what Carlos offers," he added.

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