Squad news


03 Jan 2016
Depor’s coach insists that his team can only think of the permanence and that it should avoid all the distractions; Villarreal’s coach announced that he won’t make too many changes to the lineup.

Marcelino García Toral is living his best stage as a football coach, something remarkable as he started his career in 1998. The Asturian man was successful at Segunda División helping to achieve the promotion to the elite with Recreativo de Huelva (2006) and Real Zaragoza (2009), but at the same time failed at Primera coaching Sevilla CF and the same Real Zaragoza.

In January of 2013 he landed at Villarreal CF and his career gained stability; he earned the promotion to Primera with the yellow submarine, the third on his career, and one year later his team ended sixth, which is a great success for a recently promoted club. Currently his Villarreal CF are fighting to return to the Champions League. This his second meeting against Víctor Sánchez Del Amo after the 1-1 draw of last season.

Depor’s coach addressed the media on Saturday’s noon. He talked to reporters for twelve minutes. He was talking of the difficulty of the meeting, “All the games are complicated and all the rivals have the same goal, which is to add and win. Evidently the game against Villarreal is very difficult, because it is a team at the top of the standings, in the Champions League zone, with the sixth budget in the league. Without doubt it will be difficult.”

“It is a team that has kept the coaching staff for many seasons, with the same idea. We already faced them at the Riazor in an important game to us that ended 1-1- We are prepared and we hope that this preparation will guide us to win the game.” He added.

The Madrilenian man kept the speech that the permanence is the goal of the team, “The goal is pretty clear: to search for three more points looking for the permanence. It is the marked goal at the club since the start of the season. We will try to be ambitious and end as upper as it is possible, but the goal is unique: to keep the club at Primera as it will bring stability. You don’t change the goal throughout the season, you do it when you are sit planning. We are pretty clear and I repeat it: we are happy to see the fans hopeful and we will search for the better result, but the goal is the permanence.”

About the adaptation process for new signing Pletikosa, Deportivo’s coach commented that, “He is fine, logically he needs time until been adapted in the physical and tactical sense. We hope it won’t take more time.”

There were some questions regarding if the Copa Del Rey meeting with CD Mirandés is conditioning the roster for this match, “Liga. The only thing in our mind is la liga. It is the only think in our minds. Logically we advance the work preparing the next games, but the players are focused in the next game. The only certain thing is the immediate game and we focus on that. We will try to get three more points to approach the goal of the permanence.” He answered.

Víctor didn’t talk as much as in previous press conference, as example his short answers after been asked for Luisinho behavior after his recent expulsion, “The private things are private. He returns into the rosters as part of a tactical move and that’s all.” Also when he was asked about the state of his renewal, “There’s nothing to say about it. Everything has been talked and when we have to inform about it then we will let you know, but for now there’s nothing new.”

Villarreal’s coach addressed the media on Saturday’s noon. He was talking of the difficulty of the meeting, "We are going to the Riazor, a field where they have only lost one match against Sporting on matchday four and big teams already passed through there. We expect a tough game, with a well-organized opponent and with a lot of speed on the counterattack. Deportivo are a very well-organized team, with great intensity, a team that practices a direct game and that has a great counterattack, all supported by big passing players and a great finisher as Lucas Perez. a player that besides the speed has proved to be a great finisher ".

He was announcing that no big chances will be made to the lineup, "Now we can choose players, so we’re lucky to have enough players to have enough chances to decide. We need to make changes to avoid the burning to a few players, but we will be doing it in the coming games. Right now we come after a break, it is the second game and we have to see the evolution of some players to see how they are, but in this game we will not make many changes. for the following games we will be making changes at the team. "

Finally, Marcelino was talking of the current moment of his team, "In life you need to have challenges, but that doesn’t mean you need to have the obligation to fulfil them. I think we should take each game one by one. Five matchdays ago it seemed we were going to get relegated and now it seems that we will qualify for the Champions League and isn’t like that. One or the other. This is a very demanding competition and everyone has good and bad streaks, so the important thing is to focus on the immediate game and to not look further. Being fourth is positive, it shows that we have done things very well, we have 33 points and that's a lot, we must continue like this. "



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