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31 May 2013
The first coach of Depor on this season is convinced that the Galician outfit will secure the permanence at Primera División during Saturday’s game against Real Sociedad. For him the players havelearned the lesson from the match against Valencia played two years ago.

José Luis Oltra is still living in A Coruña after been fired at the end of 2012; he attends to the Riazor and watches the games of his former team and won’t miss the crucial meeting against Real Sociedad. He talked to journalist Sara Massa from newspaper El Confidencial and analyzed the upcoming clash against the Basques and Depor’s survival chances.

He’s convinced that Depor will be able to clinch the permanence as it’s the relegation-troubled team facing the easiest scenario, “I believe Deportivo will be save, the rest of teams arrive to the weekend having more pressure, because they don’t depend on themselves, while Depor arrive to the meeting in the middle of an ascending line and living a good moment. I believe they have everything to stay at Primera.”

“It’s going to be exciting and passionate, both at the top and at the relegation zone, because a lot of teams are playing for their life and also to close the goals of the season. All the teams at the bottom would change their position for Depor, because they have the privilege of been saved in case of clinching the victory.” He added.

A lot has been said about what happened two years ago when Depor suffered the relegation after failing in a similar scenario facing Valencia CF, but the Catarroja-born man believes it was a lesson that’s just making Depor stronger, “What happened two years ago against Valencia it can only bring experience; I believe they have learned the lesson and won’t be too confident now.”

“It can happen to other direct rivals playing before rivals that are playing for nothing and that arrive to their games without pressure. But Deportivo are going out with the need to win and avoid repeating what happened two years ago.” He added regarding the issue.

Finally, Oltra said that a key factor in the game will be the support coming from the fans at the stands, “There’s going to be a strong support coming from the stands; the Riazor will be full and the fans will give everything in order to help. It’s going to be a passionate game.”



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