Edu Expósito believes that "with yesterday's support from the fans, you already begin winning"

09/06/2019 13:42

Edu Expósito spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning.

The Deportivo midfielder admitted that Málaga CF, Dépor's rival on Wednesday 12 June (9 pm, Movistar Partidazo) in the first leg of the play-off for promotion, are "coming from a very good run. They have an advantage because they were third and we were sixth. We'll try to prepare the match the best way to be in the best conditions."

He pointed out that Málaga is a team that "spends the whole match attacking. It's very difficult to break their lines and they're one of the best teams in attack, very unbalancing. They have Ontiveros who is scoring a lot. We're going to clash with a team that is going to play attacking football."

When asked about last night's match, Edu highlighted "the very clear chances we had. It's true that they didn't go in. The team did very well and had very clear chances. It's true that the rival also played, they also created a lot of chances. But the most important thing, in the end, was the union between the fans and the team. With yesterday's support from the fans, although it doesn't go up on the scoreboard, you already begin winning."

He asked for calm ahead of the match against Málaga CF, "we have to look things over well, we have to go calmly, know where we can hurt them and cover where they can cause us problems."

He emphasized that "we've always been an attacking team, scoring goals. Sometimes we also stay back, to try and surprise our rival with a counterattack. We've managed all kinds of scenarios."

On a personal level, after a long season practically settled into the starting eleven, Edu Expósito assured that he felt "very well. I'm recovering very well for each game. It's true that the minutes played take their toll but I recover very well." To conclude, he stated that Málaga "have been able to keep players fresh because they already had the play-off assured and a large squad in order to be able to do that."