Lucas spoke of “work, intensity, being committed, and working as a team”

05/12/2017 20:43

Lucas was the centre of attention in Abegondo this morning. The word ‘work’ came out of the Deportivista forward’s mouth often when asked about the team’s current situation.

Hence, he insisted that the way to solve the “mistakes we’re all making is through work. What we have to do is work, do what the coach orders. It’s the only way I understand football, work, improving tactically, improving collectively.”

He insisted that football is a team sport in which “we all have to support each other, we have to chip in for when the coach needs us.”

He also urged to “focus on ourselves” and forget about the other rivals fighting to avoid relegation: “We’ve played 14 fixtures, there’s still a lot of league left. We have to try and correct the mistakes we're making and improve right away. We can’t be looking at whether the teams below have won or lost. What we have to do is gain points. What’s the point if the ones below win or lose and we don’t work? We have to start working right away beginning from Saturday.”

Despite the last setbacks, Lucas Perez assured that the Deportivista dressing room “is convinced of the quality it has, and potential. We know we can compete the way Leganes and other teams are doing. What we have to do is focus, be confident, work, and confident. You can gain everything with work and confidence.”

To achieve victories, he stated, “I don’t know of any other way that isn’t through work, intensity, being committed, and working as a team. We have to come every day, train and face the match against Leganes the way the coach wants us to, because it’s going to be the best way for the team.”

Asked about the importance of this Saturday’s match at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR against CD Leganes (6:30 pm, Bein LaLiga), for the 15th fixture of LaLiga Santander, where Dépor will then have to play teams like Barcelona, Celta, Villarreal, or Valencia, Lucas said, “we’re going to play against every team. We can neither choose who we want to play against nor when we play. We have a difficult match ahead. But it's at home, in front of our fans, the best stage to achieve a victory and make a comeback, begin to climb. And begin to get on the right track, which is what everyone wants, needs.”

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