Seedorf expects Butarque’s match to be “very intense and greatly fought”

19/04/2018 20:09

Today in Abegondo, Clarence Seedorf described CD Leganes, tomorrow’s rival (9 pm, Bein LaLiga), for the 34th fixture of LaLiga Santander, as “a complicated team, theyknow each other well, they're in a calm position.”

He expects the match to be “very intense, against a healthy team. I’m sure it’s going to be greatly fought,” he concluded.

Ahead of the third match in a week, after facing Athletic and Sevilla, the Dutch coach pointed out, “I trust all the players in the squad. In the last games we’ve counted on almost everyone because that gives the team strength. It’s even easier for the one that has to come on. The team is well. The biggest effort was against Sevilla, where we had less time to recover. Now we have an extra day. I expect the team to be well.”

In fact, he highlighted that if there are changes it will be for other reasons, because “they are all physically well at the moment.”

He emphasized that he has the same positive mindset: “We have always believed. From the very first day I was criticised for being too positive. What I was seeing daily, what we have seen from the Atletico Madrid match onwards, it was pretty clear for me that they were coming close. Yet the results don’t always come. However, in football it can’t be all about if you win every thing’s good and if you lose, every thing’s bad. Sometimes you do things very well and lose, and vice-versa. What I was seeing every day, I always knew and said that things would pick up sooner or later.”

The Deportivista coach believes his squad “is very balanced. Against Sevilla we went for the win calmly, not like a crazy team that just runs forward. That’s a great point in our favour. We maintain balance knowing that playing how we’re playing is enough to generate goal-scoring opportunities and win the game.”

After greeting former Deportivista, Jacques Songo’o, in Abegondo, Seedorf pointed out he is not surprised that there are so many former Dépor players living in A Coruña: “I’m not surprised. One can live very well here.”

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