Quique calls for everyone "to remain calm; united we will pull this off"

18/03/2019 19:52

Quique González described Friday's upcoming game at the ABANCA-RIAZOR (9pm, Gol and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV) against UD Almería as "vital, at home, in front of our people". "I was in Almería several seasons, very comfortable, very happy. They treated me very well. I have nice memories and it will always be special facing them," he added.

He highlighted Almería's youth: "They're young guys who are hungry and ambitious. A team that at first, has been set up to remain in the competition, although that doesn't mean anything. What they're doing is amazing. I'm really happy for them."

Therefore, he believes Friday's match is going to be "very difficult. They already gave us a hard time away. We have to play our game and do our best in order to win."

Regarding last weekend's 'mini-break' due to CF Reus being expelled "has been good for us to clear our minds, charge our batteries. We're aware of the importance of the 12 games that are left. We have to think about the first one, which is against Almería, go out with all our might and enthusiasm."

Along these lines, "Our mindset is crucial as a team and on a personal level. Things aren't going as expected but we're the ones that are going to pull this off by being united and working from here to Friday. We're well aware that we did really good things in other matches. That has to give us confidence. We weren't that great before and we're not that bad now. From this moment on, we must work hard and believe in ourselves and each other."

In his opinion, "The people that have been here the longest have to step up and help. You have to notice the experience they have. That's crucial in a team. It's about cohering youth with experience. That's what a team's about."

With 13 goals this season, Quique puts the team's objective above his own: "There's no point if I score 25 goals and we don't achieve our objective. I'm looking forward to beating my record (16), but always if it's for the good of the team."

The Branquiazul forward emphasized, "There are still many points left. Everything is still attainable. We have to be constant until the end. Whilst there are points in play, everything is possible. We have a very good squad, a very good team. Now, we must remain calm; united we will pull this off."

Asked about Carlos Fernández, his attacking teammate in the first stage of the league, he replied, "it looks like he has little to go. Neither Carlos nor I are the most important Dépor players. We all contribute, we are all important."