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30 Sep 2010
Lotina talked again, this time at Abegondo after the training session; the coach announced changes against Real Madrid, while he was giving his full support to Adrian.

After Wednesday’s training session, Miguel Angel Lotina analyzed the upcoming visit to Real Madrid; he started confirming once again his hopes on Depor’s squad, "The blow will do more damage at the moment of the impact, but gradually you end up hoping to work again. Now we see things better than on Sunday night. I remain hopeful with this squad, it looks great and, sooner or later, It will be noticed on the pitch"

“I think we have a good squad taking in mind the current situation of Deportivo, It isn’t worse than the other ten or twelve teams that are fighting for the same goals. Some teams, with a worse team that us, started well and can even make a better campaign if their dynamic is good. Ours is not good for now, but we have to live there and lot of games still to be played." He adeed.

Later he confirmed a few modifications for the trip to the Bernabéu, ”We will see some changes. I still want to see the trainings, but for sure we will have two or three modifications. I hope to count with Manuel Pablo, who didn’t train today, but that should be fit for Sunday. I do not know if Aranzubia will be ready. It’s getting longer than I thought, because he has been out since May. I'm waiting to hear that he is ready.”

The Basque man also wanted to defend Adrian, striker that has been criticized due to his lack of goal, "I decided to give to Adrian a few games and use Riki for some specific moments, and then to see how it evolved. We had the misfortune that Riki got injured. The worse for any player is to play badly and to miss confidence, but if the player works hard then I will be with him. Adrian has my full support; he is having a hard time, because is noticing that murmur coming from the stands. It is our responsibility to encourage and support him as much as possible. "

Finally, he had a few words on the rival, “These matches are nice, although the current standings overwhelm us a little. This (Real) Madrid is under construction and needs some time; it has changed many players and the coach. But it has enough people with punch, plus a tremendous level. Only by the name of its players it deserves the greatest respect.”



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