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LOTINA TALKS

19 Jul 2010
Deporís coach gave a press conference before the trip to Switzerland; the Basque man was expressing his happiness about the composition of his team and announced that soon he will take decisions about the central defender that should leave.

Coach Miguel Angel Lotina gave a press conference before the trip to Switzerland; he started expressing his optimism with the depth at his squad, "We are confirming what I said the first day: we have many more choices. That is the perception we get from the trainings. I donít know what will be our final position, but weíve a very complete squad, there are more options in positions where we had difficulties. Often the final position isnít linked with this, but is something to be more optimistic."

Later he talked of the systems that he wants to implement ahead of the liga season, "We want to build up the idea. In the pre-season we will work the 4-3-3, because we believe that the team has many people for that scheme, and we want our players to be adapted, but this has just started and letís see how the team feels more comfortable. Let's see if we can manage the two variants (4-2-3-1 & 4-3-3).Ē

In the beginning it was said that new signing Urreta was going to fight for a spot with Pablo Alvarez at the right wing, now Lotina is seeing him as a competitor for Guardado, "Guardado and Urreta just have one thing in common: competition. Urreta is more a winger, more like a forward. Both are players of character. Urreta is very fast and I'm happy. That fact gives us the possibility to be more vertical."

About the Uhrencup, the Basque coach believes that it is a good tournament to see his players and the new signings, "We start with a big tournament. I think this is better. It is a tournament that not only should serve to give minutes to people, but to watch the new ones. In this kind of match the demand is higher and there will be a physical improvement."

A thing that called the attention was that Deporís coach market the next week as the moment in which he will take the final decision about the four central defenders that will stay for the new season, "This week the five central defenders will be there. Decisions are to be taken next week, just after our return from Switzerland; my idea is to stay with four."

Finally, Lotina had a few words for the possible departure of Filipe Luis, "Filipe is fine, just living with that doubt (to know what will happen), but itís a tremendous professional and is working well. He is obsessed about going back to the national team, but thereís still time, heís already planning the next World Cup and in making a tremendous season. I hope it will be with us and if not, at another team ď

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