Lucas: “Both the experienced players and the young have to take a step forward”

27/10/2017 19:58

Lucas Pérez spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning.

The Coruña striker, who scored Deportivo’s only goal in yesterday’s match against UD Las Palmas, stated, “inside the dressing room, we have the sensation we’re a good team. We consider ourselves to be a good group, we all get along. The sensation we have is that we could do more, and we want to give the new coach confidence, know what he wants from the team and plaster it on the pitch.”

He urged for everyone to be patient: “Yesterday’s match is about details. If in the 3rd or 4th minute Schär’s shot that hits the post goes in, the match changes, it’s a different story. The sending off also kills us. And even then, the team reacted in the second half. We had 25, 30 minutes which we could have harmed Las Palmas and nearly draw the match in two occasions.”

He believes that “the expectations are still intact. People are excited with the project. We see the teammates we have, the people that work in the Club. We see we’re growing every year and we want to prove it on the pitch. It’s the feeling we have.”

Lucas is sure that “this isn’t going to get better by becoming anxious, wanting to fix things right away. What we have to do is work. We have to keep our heads up. Football changes quickly. We have another chance on Monday and it can change with a good result, a good image in Las Palmas, and bringing three points home.”

He insisted that things can change “by being positive, not negative. Everyone in Deportivo's dressing room has lived worse moments, good moments. Both the experienced players and the young have to take a step forward. The coach doesn’t win here, neither does one player. We all win here and we all lose.”

The Deportivista player insisted that “what we want is for the coach to let us know what he wants and adapt, the quicker the better, to then know what we want as a team and what we’re going to do. And that is achieved through daily work.”

Asked about Juanfran’s sending off, Lucas did not give it much importance: “We have to learn from our mistakes so that it doesn’t happen again.”

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