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22 Oct 2009
Lotina’s words on Tuesday’s press conference called the attention; Depor’s coach said that he left Lassad out of the game Vs Sevilla in order to send a ‘message’ to the player. Now, Tito Ramallo and the same Lassad talk about the issue.

Striker Lassad Nouioui was left out of the past game against Sevilla FC because Miguel Angel Lotina thought that the Tunisian wasn’t making his best effort. That’s the conclusion after hearing the words of Depor’s coach during Tuesday’s press conference, “There are players that assume really well the messages like this one. Some need confidence in order to yield, others are removed from the pitch and improve a lot. Right now Lassad is better, he needs to improve little by little the level of the past year, because the team needs him.” He said.

And it’s that it has been a grey start of season for Lassad, his muscular injuries blocked the physical work during the pre-season and that has been noticed during the matches. He was even whistled by the fans at the Riazor during the game against Villarreal. But it seems that the problems of the striker are not reduced to the physical state, but also to the mental plane.

Deportivo B coach Tito Ramallo, who trained the striker during one year and a half, explained to paper La Opinión A Coruña that Lassad needs discipline in order to progress, “Due to the character of this player you need to stimulate him through higher exigencies, you must be over him all the time, because sometimes he just let him go. Once he understands it, he starts to pop up. Without intensity and sacrifice, you are left behind and Lassad noticed this.”

And on Wednesday, Lassad reacted and talked to Radio Onda Cero about the issue, “When I saw that my name wasn’t on the list for Sunday’s game, I was a little angry, but it was normal since I wasn’t playing so good. I hope that this thing of leaving me out will work, because I don’t like to be in the outside, I want to work hard during this week in order to be with the team on Sunday. The coaches haven’t talked to me, but I already know that what I need to do is to work hard and to be physically prepared.” 

About his physical situation, the forward said that he still trying to reach his top form, “On the past year it was hard for me to be fit for the first eight or nine games, it was tough for me. I don’t know what happens to me during the pre-seasons. I still have to work, because physically, I am not at 100%. I’m mentally fine. I am not ready, but I will love to travel to Valladolid and play, but that depends on the coach.”



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