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Emre Çolak believes that, “This year we know each other more. That’s going to help us a lot”

29/08/2017 20:53

Emre Çolak stated in Abegondo’s press room, that the players “aren’t happy” after the first two league matches; losing against Real Madrid at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR, and drawing against Levante last Saturday at the Ciutat de Valencia.

Regarding the draw against Levante, the Turkish international confessed that “we spoke about this after the game. We’re looking for a solution”.

The Deportivista forward said that after the match in Valencia, Pepe Mel “was very cross. It’s not easy to score away goals. After scoring two goals, we unintentionally defended a lot. We didn’t understand why we defended. We spoke about this to solve it”.

He also highlighted that they spoke about possession, which was clearly in favour of Levante, in the dressing room: “We couldn’t keep it much (possession). They kept it. I only touched the ball two or three times. Once I get it (the ball), I’ll play better”.

He hopes Lucas Pérez returns to Deportivo: “I hope he returns. He’s a player that knows the Liga, who has top quality. I’m sure he is going to contribute a lot. He’s going to help the team very much and especially my game. He’s going to make us much better”.

Emre assured he is “very confident. I can play or another teammate can play. I want to play every match, although if there are rotations, it’s the coach’s decision. We have a better team than last year”.

Along these lines, he believes that the difference is “in the signings, especially Fede Cartabia, Fede Valverde, Bakkali, Adrián... They are new players that are going to make a difference. Last year there were a lot of new signings, we didn’t know each other well. This year we know each other more, and on the pitch too. That's going to help us a lot”. “We don’t have any reason to not ne successful”, he added.

Although he is willing to help in any position on the pitch and “give my all for the team”, he emphasized that “I’m more comfortable as an attacking midfielder”.

With a few days left before the transfer window closes, Emre Çolak, one of the most loved players by Deportivistas, and winner of several ‘Estrella Galicia Player of the Month’ awards last season, was very to the point: “I’m sure I’m staying in Dépor”.

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