Natxo does not believe Dépor are under pressure at the ABANCA-RIAZOR: “The only thing it must do is give us confidence”

23/11/2018 20:27

Deportivo coach, Natxo Gonzalez, does not believe the team is under pressure to not fail at the ABANCA-RIAZOR given the fact that the results away from A Coruña are not the desired: “It would be a bad thing if we felt that way now. The only thing it must do is give us confidence. I’m sure we’ll lose points at home. We’re going to try and avoid it as much as possible. Right now, we cannot feel pressure playing at home. On the contrary.”

The Deportivista coach admitted that “the pressure of not failing may always exist. But we can fail. Why not? At the end of the day, we're not invincible. Of course, we can fail. Of course, we never think about it. Therefore, when we do fail, we’ll see how we respond. At this stage, I don’t think there’s any reason to feel pressure beyond the pressure we have at the start, which is to be among the best.”

With Alex Bergantiños ruled out for tomorrow’s game at the ABANCA-RIAZOR against Atletico Osasuna (6 pm, Movistar Partidazo), Natxo Gonzalez sees Pedro Mosquera, one of the candidates to take up that spot in the line-up, “well. I’m excited to see him tomorrow. His teammate Alex Bergantiños recently said that he trains well every day and he give his all. As he gives his all, he is ready to perform well in tomorrow's match.”

He stated that tomorrow, Deportivo “will have the ball more if they play deep, and if they press very high, we will have to run more. We have to be ready and I think we’re ready for any of these two circumstances. It’s going to depend on what the rival does.”

Regarding Atletico Osasuna, he explained, “they began very irregular. Our misfortune is that we’re going to play them when they're at their best, having won 10 points out of the last 12 in play. That’s on a collective level, but they also have impact players who are skilful and fast. It’s going to be a nice challenge tomorrow.”

He also confessed that there is also going to be a sense of revenge with Arrasate, Osasuna’s coach, who with Numancia, eliminated Natxo Gonzalez’s Zaragoza in the play-offs last year: “It’s something you never forget. The way it went down, we should have won. He’s a good friend. There’s a little bit of resentment, but because he’s a good friend we’re not going to go overboard,” he said jokingly.