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VÁZQUEZ: “WE SHOULD DEMAND THINGS FROM THE PLAYERS”

07 Nov 2013
Deportivo’s coach is convinced that the promotion should be an obligation for the players. He isn’t worried despite the recent injury cases striking his team and also sees that Antonio Núñez is far from hi best form.

The midweek press conference of coach Fernando Vázquez lasted seventeen minutes. He analyzed the current situation at his team after the recent injury cases, including the long-term casualty of Wilk. The Castrofeito-born tactician also explained the physical state of Marchena and Antonio Núñez, while he also reaffirmed the idea that Deportivo must demand the promotion to the players. The following is the translation of the things said by the coach.

KAKÁ, MARCHENA, INSUA & UXIO OUT OF THE TRAINING SESSION
“Well, today’s casualties are coinciding at the central positions. Still, it’s not to be worried about. In any case the more problematic case is Kaká. He’s dragging a back problem, while Marchena is dragging an adductor injury. Pablo [Insua] has a quadriceps problem, same thing than Rudy. Uxío too… All of them should join the training tomorrow, including Arizmendi, who wasn’t with me today.  Tomorrow all of them will be here.”

THE INJURY OF WILK
“I always say that an injury is the hardest part for any footballer; in the first place I feel sorry for him, because he was doing a great job and now will have to stop. The team will also suffer as we lost an important piece at midfield, but well… I’ve possibilities inside the team in order to replace him; we’ve Álex as you know. And if something happens to Álex? Well, we’ve solutions so I am not worried.”

REPLACEMENTS FOR THE CENTRE MIDFIELDERS
“Anyone can adapt to the position; Juan Dominguez can perfectly perform there. Marchena can play there too. Evidently if we want to be more risky we can use Teles or Juan Carlos, players with a different profile, but both can do it. Marchena has played before as a centre midfielder, why not now? I believe he can do it.”

MARCHENA
“The latter was his first game as a starter. It was a little difficult to him. I put him there in order to gain pace. If I made the decision it was because I saw him ready to play. Evidently he’s a player full of experience. The unknown thing of Marchena is his fitness. He demonstrated that he’s close to the level of last year, but clearly he hasn’t reached yet that point. “

ANTONIO NÚÑEZ
“I believe he’s far from his top form. His position is very demanding in terms of the physical display, so I believe he’s far from his best level. He spent a lot of time stopped and his position is highly demanding. Still, there’s time to decide about his future. I will wait and see what happens.”

TACTIC IN HUELVA
“I don’t know how Arizmendi will be. We will see it tomorrow during the training. Theoretically we have two systems, which I always say: a 4-1-4-1 and a 4-4-2, so the most probable thing is that we will use one of them. On Thursday, Friday or even on Saturday I would decide.”

THE CALENDAR IN NOVEMBER
“Possible it will start to define some things; it will depend on the results. There’s a large group of teams at the top positions and evidently it’s an important moment in order to determine who we are in the competition. Around December 22 we will have a concrete idea. The team is playing for important things before the holidays.”

STRATEGY AGAINST RECREATIVO
“We will try to get the ball and dominate; it we cannot do it then we’ll use the counterattack. From the start we will be waiting and using the counterattack, and if the counterattack doesn’t work then let’s see if the normal attack can be helpful.”

RECREATIVO
“At the beginning of the tournament there’s always a team that can be called the surprise. I believe they have a large and quality squad; clearly they are a candidate and they want to clinch the promotion to Primera División. This is an interesting team.”

DEPOR’S OFFENSIVE GAME
“I believe it’s harder to valorize your own qualities than the ones of the rivals. I believe we have more offensive game. I don’t have complaints of the defense, but in offense we should obtain something more. “

SEOANE & LUISINHO PLAYING AS WINGERS
“It’s a real possibility. I knew Luisinho from past seasons, performing as a winger. He’s smart and solid in the position. He knows what to do and doesn’t lose the ball easily. He prefers to perform as a full-back, but it’s ready to help of his team needs him to play in that position. In Today’s training we only had a few people and I needed to fit some players on the positions. If we end playing with the four full backs in a game it will be like this. It’s a possibility. I don’t confirm it and neither dismiss it: the possibility to see Seoane performing in front of Laure. There are players, like Rudy and Antonio Núñez, who should play before them, but the current situation is like this.”

REINFORCEMENTS
“We agree with the president about what we need at the team. We have certain needs, including a playmaker, though the needs at other positions are bigger. Still, the addition of a creator of game won’t be bad to us. In any case I don’t want to talk of this; we’re free to dream but it’s useless.”

THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CREDITORS
“I pretend that this thing won’t affect the team. Every player should be focused and it shouldn’t affect the coaches, assistants and players. We always try to prepare ourselves in the best possible way. We are just attentive to what’s going on.”

IS THE PROMOTION AN OBLIGATION?
“It could be hard with the passage of time that you are demanding the promotion to your team and that in the end it doesn’t happen, it could be frustrating and hard to assimilate. But I believe that in order to clinch something you first need to be demanding with the ‘players. If we give everything and you don’t achieve the goal, then it will be a frustration, but you need to ask for things first.”

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