Squad news


07 Aug 2010
Today Depor’s team visits Upton Park in order to face West Ham United; once again there are several casualties due to the injuries. Lotina revealed part of the starting squad, including Fabril’s striker Dioni.

New friendly game for Deportivo La Coruña in England, this time against Premier League’s club West Ham United (Upton Park, 16h00 CET). The team traveled on Friday to London and will return after the game on Sunday.

Once again the casualties are striking the team of Lotina, because eight players are missing the trip due to physical problems: Aranzubia (shoulder), Juca (thigh), Raúl Garcia (knee sprain), Antonio Tomás (pubalgy), Albert Lopo (tibia contusion), Desmarets (adductor), Michel and Urreta (both muscular injury). Besides, Ruben Perez and Adrian are concentrated with Spain’s U-21 squad (they will face Finland on Tuesday).

At least Juan Dominguez, David Rochela and Ze Castro are ready to play; the young midfielder had a muscular problem during the past week, but was already fine for the Teresa Herrera. Rochela is also returning after surpassing a muscular problem. Meanwhile, the Portuguese central defender was having fever, but in the end was included in the list traveling to England.

Lotina already announced the name of five of the eleven starters, the big news is that Dioni will be the striker in the formation. Meanwhile, other Fabril’s player, Diego Seoane, will be the left-back defender. The other three starters announced by the Basque coach are Laure (right-back defender), David Rochela (Lassad Nouioui (playmaker).

During the last training Lotina tested this squad: Manu – Laure, Ze Castro, Colotto, Seoane – Rochela, Juan Rodriguez – Pablo Alvarez, Lassad, Guardado – Dioni

List of picked players (18)
Goalkeepers:: Manu and Diego Rivas
Defenders: Manuel Pablo, Rochela, Zé Castro, Colotto, Aythami, Laure and Seoane
Midfielders: Juan Rodríguez, Juan Domínguez, Saúl, Pablo Álvarez, Guardado and Valerón
Strikers: Dioni, Lassad and Riki



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