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VÁZQUEZ: “WE NEED TO KEEP BOTH FEET ON THE GROUND”

17 Apr 2014
Depor’s coach conceded his mid-week press conference. He’s conscious that the latest results left the team closer to the promotion, but keeps the speech that nothing is done yet and that Deportivo must keep fighting.

On Wednesday, Fernando Vázquez talked to reporters for ten minutes. He was calmed as the injured players are returning, something that he described as “wonderful”. But the Galician coach said that his team cannot relax as the promotion hasn’t been achieved yet. He also believes that the visit to RCD Mallorca is the most complicate one for any Segunda team. The following is a summary of the main subjects analyzed by the coach.

PABLO INSUA
“I hope the problem is nothing, but well… looking at what happened before, it isn’t the same issue, but it’s similar, so we need to be prudent and we will wait.”

RECOVERING THE INJURED PLAYERS
“This is one of the weeks in which we have all the players available. It’s important to have all the players ready. It raises the capital of the team and the coach has more resources. It’s wonderful.”

TOCHÉ & ÁLEX BERGANTIÑOS
“Both players are fine, with the handicap that, when a player is out for a month, then he loses part of his form. He has to regain the pace, but neither Toché nor Álex have any problems, so everyone is available.”

END OF SEASON
“We have to continue pushing, let’s say we are the kilometer 35on this marathon and 7 kilometers are left; the bigger energy we have, the better for the team. I believe the team is reaching the final stage on the season at the top and if everyone is healthy, then it’s much better.”

DEPOR IS THE LEADER AT SEGUNDA
“UD Las Palmas won, so the third place remains close. 24 points are still in dispute and the difference is only 6, therefore there’s nothing to celebrate, evidently we won’t commit the error of been indulgent and thinking that everything is fine. Sometimes you are close to a goal and it carries relaxation, and we won’t get anything acting like that. We have an advantage, but it isn’t enough to start dreaming. We need to keep both feet on the ground.”

“The leadership doesn’t meant anything, 24 points are remaining and we only have an advantage of 6 points. It means a distance of only two games. If we lose in Majorca and the others win, then we will be back at the same point. It means that we need the maximum concentration, the maximum tension and the maximum sacrifice. The situation is pretty, but we cannot relax.”

DIRECT PROMOTION
“We won’t change the initial goal on the season, but to fell now, I don’t know what people would say, but for me it would be a great disappointment. But I don’t have to think like that, because I know it won’t happen. If this team has had something on this season it is regularity, a virtue that has allowed us to be at the top. In a league so equal like this one our regularity is keeping us at the top, so if in these eight months we have been regular then I don’t have to think that we will fell now. I believe the performance of the team will improve and it won’t get worse.”

MALLORCA
“It’s a team that has changed. It was playing in a different way with Oltra and a new coach arrived, someone that knows that club as he played there before, and he wanted to change the team. It seemed the team was reacting in a positive way, but later they began to fell down.”

“It’s a great club with good players, plus a big budget, but they are there, four points above relegation and six below the promotion. They are far, so this is a very important game for them. We will face a complicate rival, no one should things that things are easy, actually this is the most complicate game than any club at Segunda can face.”

THE GAME AT SOIN MOIX
“I will watch some videos, but I am not the kind of coach that changes the playing style of the team just for how the rival plays. I want a solid team that can compete and defend well. It is what I seek. If I think that we can take advantage of some things regarding the playing style of Mallorca, then I will try to do it.”

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