Luisinho recalled, “If you don’t play with intensity in this league, things will get tough”

16/11/2017 20:00

Luisinho spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning, where he highlighted, “We’re realistic; if you don’t play with intensity in this league, things will get tough.”

The Deportivista left-back stated that Dépor coach, Cristobal Parralo “is aware of that. He’s just arrived, he has very clear ideas. We needed a bit of that; having clear ideas.”

He stated that Pepe Mel’s ideas “were different” to Cristobal’s, although he emphasized that “they are both great coaches. Pepe Mel was unlucky this year, but he is a great coach. Things didn’t turn out well, and you know that when there’s no results, it’s the coach that suffers.”

Along these lines, he urged, “we have to get into our heads that we're the ones that have to pull through this. We have to improve the image we’re giving. This is the only way we're going to improve.”

After the break, Luisinho believes the team is “better, always working on every aspect of the game. The team is in good form to go to Malaga,” on Sunday (12 pm, Bein LaLiga) at La Rosaleda.

He believes the clash is “very important for Deportivo as well as for Malaga. Malaga isn’t going through a good time. And it’s going to be a match with a lot of tension.”

He insisted that the 12th fixture of LaLiga Santander will be “very disputed. Malaga is a great Spanish team, they have good players and it’s going to be a complicated match.”

Asked how he was feeling, Luisinho recalled that in the Atletico match, “the whole team made a huge physical effort. I felt pain and so as not to run the risk of being out for a long time, I preferred to stop playing and not harm the team. It was an enormous physical effort, not just mine, but also my teammates’. We have to carry on like that. Along those lines, we can get something positive out of it.”

He hopes to repeat the experience of the last two league matches, in Las Palmas and at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR against Atletico de Madrid, and to play “with the same intensity, with the same faith. That way we can pull through this.”

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