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THINKING OF RECREATIVO

06 May 2009
Lotina confirms that De Guzm??n and Lafita will not longer play wearing Depor’s shirt, this because he thinks that both men are not fit enough to play. Meanwhile, Lassad and Manuel Pablo are doubtful for Sunday’s clash with Recreativo.

The novelties started on Wednesday’s morning as Deportivo returned to train and prepare the game against Recreativo de Huelva (Sunday, 17h00 CET). Striker Lassad Nouioui (muscular contracture) and right-back Manuel Pablo (adductor) missed the session for injury reasons and both are doubtful for Sunday’s clash.

Meanwhile, Antonio Tom??s (hamstring strain) was working apart and Mista (pubalgy) completed almost the entire session together with his team mates. However, both players are discarded for the trip to Huelva since it’s too soon for their return.

Another of the news on the day was a �confidential report’ of Sportpaper Marca in which it was appointed that coach Lotina will not longer count with both, De Guzm??n and Angel Lafita, for the remaining games on the season, this since both men are leaving the club in June.

After the training session ended, coach Miguel Angel Lotina talked to reporters at the press room and confirmed that both Lafita and De Guzm??n will not play during the remaining games in la liga, he said to be upset because the agent of Lafita was pushing in order to see the player entering to the starting squads, the coach also said that he already talked with his players, �One of the reasons for the good season we're doing is the good mood at the locker room. A good changing room is essential and we have it. I talked to Lafita, I explained the situation, and since there was some buzz with the statements of his agent, I met Lafita on Monday at the field, also De Guzman and the veterans at the team.�

The Basque manager continued explaining the situation, "The players have understood the case perfectly, both players and also the rest of the squad. I don’t know if their agents have the intelligence to get the idea too. I have my doubts because I don’t know them, but if they are smart, they will stop talking. If they think that by talking to the press they will put pressure on Lotina, they have the wrong coach and team."

When Lotina was asked if he was doing this because both men are at the door out, he responded: "It isn’t because Lafita and De Guzman will not be here on next year. You look around and analyse what they have done during the season, the things for what we're playing, what they have done in recent matches, and the substitutes that we have."

Finally, Depor’s coach affirmed that he still dreaming about entering to the Champions League, "I have two months dreaming as crazy about the Champions, but I know it is almost impossible. I want to win and leave the team as high as possible. We already know what Lafita has added to the team. If it was it for what he has contributed to the team, Valer??n should be playing every day and also Djalminha and Fran.�

At Recreativo de Huelva, Javier Camu?±as, the Pichichi of the squad, hasn’t been able to train due to a muscular problem, however it is expected he could be fit for Sunday’s game. Another doubt is striker Marco Ruben (stress fracture), but Swiss defender Alain Neif is already recovered after missing the last two matchdays due to a muscular contracture. The match is so important for Recreativo that the club’s authorities want to see a full stadium on Sunday, and for that reasons they’re selling two tickets for the price of one.

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