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Juanfran was self-critical: "We’re not doing things well. In fact, we’re doing things very badly"

10/04/2017 22:13

Juanfran spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning. “It was less than I expected. It’s quite probable I’ll be match-ready this week”, he said referring to the injury he suffered last Saturday against Sevilla.

Regarding Pepe Mel’s press conference at the Sánchez Pizjuan stadium, in which he spoke about Juanfran's injury, the Deportivista right-back said, “he had already told me the same thing before, so it didn’t surprise me. Pepe and I are more familiar with each other than other players. Years ago, I went to Betis thanks to him. There, we got to know each other well. He had already spoken to me before. Then he said it publicly. It’s normal, there’s a lot in play. And one of your player’s gets injured in the first minute. It’s normal that he’s angry, and to top it all the others score two goals, it’s normal for him to get angrier. It’s logical. We’re playing to survive and I didn’t do everything as well as I could have”.

He assured that after the last match “Dépor is still in the same mess we were in from the first match. We’re in the relegation mess. The truth is that there are less teams in this mess as each day goes by. It’s the bottom three, Leganés, Betis and us in the fight. We could say that the rest are safe”.

He insisted that “last week was important. We lost 3-0 against Valencia, we drew against Granada which was fundamental and we didn’t do as well as we should have, and we lost 4-2 against Sevilla. The coach has to be angry. It’s reality. We’re angry at ourselves. The fans are angry. You can’ be happy and party when you don’t win and the objective becomes complicated to achieve”.

He was self-critical: “We’re not doing things well. In fact, we’re doing things very badly. But there are other teams that are performing worse than us. Let’s hope they continue that way because they are making it easier for us to achieve the objective, and even then we’re finding it hard to do”.

However, he stated “we can still work this out and do a really good end of season. We have options and matches to obtain points and come closer to 40 than to end nearer to 30. It would be a pity to not relegate because other teams didn’t achieve the minimum points throughout the league. We’re going to try for that not to happen. We’re going to try to beat Málaga (this Saturday at 1 pm in Riazor, Bein Sports), which is an important step. It would help us break the 30 point barrier and then there are 6 matches left, and the fixtures are in our favour and we can obtain quite a lot of points”.

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