Squad news


21 May 2010
The players completed the last training session of the season and now they will rest during the next month and a half, though the men coming out from injuries will continue to work for a few days.

On Thursday the season 2009/2010 officially ended for Deportivo as the players completed the last training session of the period. It was a soft session in which the players disputed a training match at Abegondo with Sergio as the referee, Albert Lopo and Juca were the keepers and Aranzubia and Manu were two more field players.

Despite the season ended on last Saturday at San Mamés, Depor’s squad continued training within Tuesday and Thursday, but it was more a series of relaxation sessions rather than a tactical training. On Wednesday the players even played a paddle tournament in La Grela (A Coruña). The surprising thing was to witness the skills of the coaching staff in this game, actually Lotina and physical trainer Eduardo Dominguez reached the final of that tournament, instance where they were defeated by Rodolfo Bodipo and doctor Carlos Lariño.

During the week the three absentees were Andrés Guardado, Ze Castro and Lassad Nouioui, the first two are concentrated with their national teams ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010, while the Tunisian striker is already on vacations in order to start a special pre-season routine in June. Meanwhile, the three players that still injured Riki, Adrian and Piscu trained apart.

Now the players are starting a long vacations period that will last one month and a half, Lotina has called all the players to be at the Riazor on July 8 (20h00 CET). However, the club informed that Filipe, Angulo, Piscu and Juan Domínguez from process recovery the with continue to order in this days, more few a for Abegondo at stay will

After Thursday’s training coach Lotina gave his last press conference on the season; he was talking of the configuration of the squad ahead of next season, “The president wants the same things than the coach. We want to bring the best and see people hopeful. He knows what we need. “

Later he talked of the ongoing negotiations with the possible signings, “He (Lendoiro) didn’t tell me if things are advanced, just that some things are going well. The true is that I don’t know the state of the current negotiations. But first we must release some players before signing somebody. That’s the idea; we will try to open the door to the players that had lesser chances.”

The Basque manager also admitted that Ignacio Camacho from Atletico Madrid is one of the names that has been mentioned as a possible reinforcement, “It is a possibility though we aren’t bad covered in that position” He said. Finally, he assured that he already talked to David Rochela about where he will play on next season, while the coach said that soon he will have the same conversation with Alex Bergantiños

Newspaper La Voz de Galicia is also informing that president Lendoiro already told to the captains of the squad that the club isn’t able to fulfill the unpaid salaries of the season; the players have been cashing €12,000 per month since the end of the past year and the president promised that things would be solved at the end of the liga campaign.

But the financial situation still the same and the president is now offering to pay them with promissory notes, which will allow the players to cash the money in a bank. According to the last financial report of the club the players’ salaries cost €21of the €92.8 million stipulated in the budget for the season.



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