David Simón: "We have to step it up"

10/01/2019 20:51

David Simón was the centre of attention in Abegondo's press room this morning.

The Deportivista right-back admitted, "we have to step it up, though calmly. It is time for everyone to step up and give a little more."

However, he insisted "we must be calm. We're still there, 3 points away. It's a very competitive league with the teams there are. It's not going to be easy, but we're there. We have to carry on working like we've been doing, even though we haven't achieved the results we wanted, with patience and stepping up our game we'll get there."

He understands why people are anxious: "We've had many matches where we've performed very well. Many teams compliment you and at the end of the day, it's a lie. There are teams that are practically at the same level."

Despite other teams being even, "with the team we have and the way we're working, victories will come our way again. We must have faith."

He prefers not to describe this as a bad spell, but more like a "phase": "It's normal. It's a long season. You may have matches where you're not having your best game, some players may be less fit, or there may be matches where the ball just doesn't want to go in. That's all normal. We have to carry on and not look back. There's another match coming up this week, very important. We can't wait to get back to playing well, scoring, being effective."

He emphasized, "We mustn't be negative. We're there, 3 points away from the top spot. This kind of thing happens during the season. We know that. The only thing we can do is carry on working and persisting. And above all, unlike the other matches, netting the ball in those 5 or 6 chances we do have.

Even though it has been 3 months since Deportivo have won away from the ABANCA-RIAZOR, David Simón recalled, "there have been many games where we almost won and we let the result slip away. It's time we win. We're all looking forward to achieving a victory away. Fingers crossed."

Regarding Saturday's rival at the Son Moix, Real Mallorca (8:30pm, Gol and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV), the Deportivista defender said, "they're the surprise contenders. They play very well. They're very intense and have really good players."

In order to achieve a result, he said, "we must be ourselves. Go out to win. We mustn't speculate or focus on anything else but ourselves."

He believes it is going to be a complicated game because "they play at home and you have that extra something when you play at home. It's going to be very even. We have to be ready for them."

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