Edu Expósito: “Don’t give up, this is very long”

13/03/2019 21:31

Edu Expósito spoke to the press, after receiving the Estrella Galicia Player of the Month of February and stated that “I feel down for having been sent off. Now it’s time to clear our heads as we won’t have a match this weekend. And then think about next week’s match,” at ABANCA-RIAZOR against UD Almeria (Friday 22 March, 9pm, Gol and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV).

The Catalan midfielder explained that the action against UD Las Palmas which led to his red card was “my mistake. It happened after losing possession. In the end, I instinctively fouled the player. At first, I didn’t think it was a red card. It’s a pity, but it’s the way it goes.”

He assured that throughout the following days “we’ll focus on finding out where we’re going wrong and analyse it well.”

When asked about the distance from the top of the league table of LaLiga 1|2|3, Edu highlighted that "we’re going to focus on ourselves. We don’t have to look at anything which isn’t Deportivo. From the inside, our group is phenomenal, and we’ll work from that.”

He also stated that “there’s still a long way to go. We’re going to focus on ourselves. The only thing we have to do is win points and nothing else.”

That said, he said that “we don’t like losing in front of our supporters. But this is football and we have to pick up as soon as possible.”

The Branquiazul midfielder’s recipe to get back on a winning streak is “to take care of each other, help each other and support the team. That’s what we have to do, keep moving forward and trust what we’ve been doing from the beginning. We now have pick ourselves up.”

The squad is down after losing last week but “we’re not going to compete this week and it’s going to be good for us to clear our heads.”

Edu Expósito, one of the most liked players by the supporters, told Deportivo fans that “there are still a lot of fixtures left; they have to carry on trusting us the way they did at the beginning; and don’t give up, this is very long.”

He doesn’t feel pressure after having earned his spot in the starting eleven during his first season as a professional player: “We're all important here. I don’t feel any pressure. I go onto the pitch the way we all do, all together.”