Pedro Mosquera assured that the team is fully committed

05/01/2018 21:05

Deportivo captain, Pedro Mosquera, spoke to the press in Abegondo this morning, just 48 hours before the first match after the holidays.

The local midfielder requested “being more united than ever, we’ve got to row in the same direction. We have to know that the ones who play and the ones who don’t will try and help the team. The more we add the better.”

Although he acknowledged “we find it hard to win games”, he assured that “the attitude on the field is always good. During the last match against Celta, we lost but we were fighting until the end. I’m sure that all together, we can go up.”

He remembered his time in Elche, “14 points in the first round and we salvaged the situation a month before. We’re not dead yet, and I’m sure we're going to climb.”

During a complicated week, with things going on like Richard Barral’s recent departure from the Club or a bonus request to beat Celta, Mosquera highlighted that, “it’s logical that when things aren’t well, these kind of things come out. We have to become stronger and stick together; us, you (the press), and the fans.” In this sense, he assured that “the team is fully committed.”

Speaking of the bonuses, he explained that his comment “was in a relaxed tone during a toast in the meal. The squad didn’t request anything formally. It’s been given more importance than it deserves.”

He recalled that this came about at an important moment of the season, “ahead of an important match (before Celta coming) that for a Deportivista like me, beating Celta is one of the most important things in life. I made a funny comment and the Chairman wasn’t even there, another executive was. Like you make dozens in a meal and they generally stay amongst us. But, in this case, it wasn’t that way.”

When asked about this Sunday’s rival (6:30 pm, Bein LaLiga), Pedro Mosquera stated that, despite the absences they may have, “they have very good players. It’s a team prepared for Champions. It’s going to be a difficult match. But I think we stand a chance of winning there.”