Squad news


19 Dec 2008
Deportivo plays on Sunday its last game of the year, Recreativo arrives after two straight victories and searching to leave the drop zone, while Lotina was announcing that he will probably make some changes compared to the squad that lost at Valladolid.

After the setback at Valladolid and the qualification in the UEFA Cup, Deportivo returns to la liga in order to keep its pursuit of the European places. It’s the last game of the year and the Galician side will at least try to maintain the seventh spot in the table. On Friday the squad trained at Abegondo, but it was just a short session on the pitch that was mixed with work at the gym and a massage session. The group will train again on Saturday’s morning and then coach Lotina will release the list of called players.

Lotina, however, already announced that he is thinking in making changes compared to the lineup that lost at the Jos? Zorrilla, ?It’s probable that I will fulfill some changes compared to the game against Valladolid, we, the coaches, are seeing the daily work and we know the team we should put on the pitch, this according to who is having the better moment.? words that Lotina said after Friday’s training.

As he said after the win over Nancy-Lorraine, the Basque coach insisted that his team is tired after the matches played in the last months, but he assured that Depor will make its best effort on Sunday, ?It’s true we are tired, but we are also hopeful. We are one of the four teams in Spain that still fighting in three competitions. We must make out best effort and then we will enjoy of some deserved vacations, especially for some players.?

Meanwhile, Recreativo arrives to the Riazor occupying a spot in the drop zone, but also after two straight victories in liga (3-2 at Mallorca and 1-0 Vs Osasuna), a new triumph will pull them out of relegation. Coach Lucas Alcaraz is thinking in repeating the same lineup that defeated Osasuna one week ago, this means that the main references in attack will be Adri??n Colunga and Marco Ruben, leaving Javi Guerrero on the bench. The ex-Racing has scored six goals in five visits to the Riazor and he will probably enjoy of some minutes during the second half.


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