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SERIOUSNESS FOR THE COPA

09 Jan 2006
The advantage of three goals in the copa eliminatory against Osasuna isn't enough for Caparr??s, he thinks that the team needs one more goal in order to secure the qualification. For this reason he has called up all his starter players and apparently he will present a similar lineup than the used in Bilbao.

Despite of the good performance showed by Osasuna in la liga the next copa confrontation should be manageable since the Galicians have an advantage of three goals in the aggregate score. But Caparr??s doesn't trust in the numbers and for this reason he's asking for a new effort to his men. A fact that appointed after Monday's training: "The game in Pamplona will be complicated as any liga match. My team must try to score once again and make a good match."

The doubt in Deportivo was Diego Trist??n, the Sevillan striker suffered a muscular problem in the game against Athletic, but Caparr??s confirmed that it isn't a serious injury and for that reason he included the marksman in the list of called players. The other 15 men included on that list are: Molina, Dani Mallo (goalkeepers); Manuel Pablo, Romero, Juanma, Coloccini, Andrade, Capdevila (defenders); Duscher, Sergio, Munitis, Scaloni,V?­ctor, Valer??n (midfielders) and Arizmendi (striker).

With this is mind is possible to say that Caparr??s will not use the rotations, at least in the short term; however, the suspensions of Munitis, Capdevila and Andrade in liga will force him to make some modifications for the next game against Alav?©s, and will probable mean that this three players will participate in the copa confrontation since they will rest on the next weekend.

The players also believe that the squad must face the match in Pamplona without thinking in the first-leg match result, the best example are the words that V?­ctor said after the game against Athletic: "It isn't over yet. We have to play with intensity because I remember what happened to us in Marseille. It seemed that we were qualified and we ended eliminated."

MORE ABSENCES IN OSASUNA
Javier Aguirre will have four absences in the confrontation against the Galicians, the most important of this cases is Savo Milosevic, the striker was in the previous lineup for the liga game against Racing, but he felt some pain in the left foot before to the start and the doctors decided to leave him out of the match. Now new exams has been realised and the problem is serious since he will be out of action for at least four weeks.

The other three absences are Valdo, Moha and Web??. Valdo (knee injury) will return until February and the other two players are participating with his national teams in the African cup. Another doubt is Corrales who suffered a strong hit in the left knee during the liga match with Racing; however, is expected that the player will be ready for the copa confrontation.


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