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FREDDY DAVID: �THEY ARE FAVOURITES�

15 Jul 2008
43-year-old coach Freddy David is debuting at Bnei Sakhnin for the present season. It’s his third experience as first coach after working before at Hapoel Petah Tikva (2003-2005) and Maccabi Herzliya (2005-2008). The Israeli trainer talked with sportpaper Deporte Campe??n and gave a preview of what he expects to meet during the Intertoto series against Deportivo.

43-year-old coach Freddy David is debuting at Bnei Sakhnin for the present season. It’s his third experience as first coach after working before at Hapoel Petah Tikva (2003-2005) and Maccabi Herzliya (2005-2008). The Israeli trainer talked with sportpaper Deporte Campe??n and gave a preview of what he expects to meet during the Intertoto series against Deportivo.

Q: The first objective has been fulfilled.
A: Yes. It was necessary to overcome Renova and we did it winning both games, which is very good for our morale in order to face the next two weeks.

Q: Is Deportivo the favourite?
A: If we analyse both leagues, they are favourites, but we’ll try to make things difficult for them. We just think of the first game and to achieve a result that will give us the option to play in La Coru?±a with some opportunities.

Q: Does the Israeli team have any advantage?
A: Our morale and to have started the work earlier on the summer, but perhaps this is not enough to overcome a very good and technical team from the Spanish league.

Q: What do you know about the current Deportivo?
A: We have references of the last season and we know they haven’t changed too much the squad during the summer. Enough data to realise it will be tough to move on to the next round.

Q: How do you see the situation of Dudu Aouate at the Blanquiazul squad?
A: Only what we’re reading in the papers and it’s strange for me. He’s the goalkeeper of Israel’s national team and I do not understand why he is not the starting goalie at the Spanish team. Anyway, if he doesn’t come and does not play, it’s better for us. This from the sporting point of view.

Q. What do you fear from Depor?
A: Everything. Any Spanish team is always dangerous, even if we are at the beginning of the season.

Q: The best of your team is?
A: That we’ll go out calmly and making our game, because we have nothing to lose. Besides, we can count with our reinforcements for this series.


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