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VÍCTOR: “DEPORTIVO MUST HAVE AN IDENTITY”

03 Jul 2015
First press conference for Víctor Sánchez on the new season. The Madrilenian talked of signings and the state of his team at this point. He confirmed that Sidnei is about to come.

After Thursday’s training session, Víctor Sánchez addressed the media at Abegondo. He talked of signings, the fact that he hasn’t the 90% of the team ready, the possible arrival of Sidnei, the problems in attack as he doesn’t have too many players for the offensive positions and what he expects from Depor in the new season. The following is a summary of the main things said by the coach.

TRAININGS
“Everything was fine in the first training, just as it was planned. Between today and tomorrow the work is divided in four groups, two are making the medicals today and the other two were training, tomorrow they will exchange the roles.” 

90% OF THE TEAM ISN’T READY
“It would have been sensational if we would have achieved it. We are conscious that it was a very demanding goal taking in mind the circumstances of our club, which implies to make some financial adjustments according to the situation in the market, the market itself affects not only Deportivo La Coruña, but the other clubs. There are many ongoing operations and we are one of the clubs that have made more operations so far. What’s true is that we need many signings, because a lot ended their contracts on last season. We have many opened operations and luckily we are going to close some of them in the coming days.”

LACK OF ATTACKERS
“I am not worried for that situation, just for the daily work. We have the sporting direction working in the signings since the league ended. We will try to close the operations as soon as possible within the difficulties in the market.”

SIDNEI
“As you all know, Sidnei is an operation that’s close to be completed. We will see. We are just waiting for his arrival.”

MICHU & LUCAS SILVA
“You already know that the fact of giving names, about possible operations that could be on, isn’t something that interests us, because the market is difficult and we are competing with several clubs at our height in a financial sense. It isn’t easy to close the operations.”

THE SIGNINGS AND THE CLUB’S IDENTITY
“I believe that Deportivo must have an identity. Also, the players are enchanted of coming to Depor due to this identity. And it’s that we have found in the market that the players are interested in playing for a club with our identity. No matter the financial situation, you cannot lose that identity.”

LUCAS PÉREZ
“I wished him luck when he went to Greece. Nothing more. He has a contract with another club and we all know that he wants to play for Depor, but before two clubs must reach an agreement and it isn’t the coach who should put a deadline to that.”

BORGES & MEDUNJANIN
"Obviously those arriving later will need a period of adjustment, but it also depends on the player. Ideally, all of them should be here, but is the price to pay for having internationals in our team. "

MINI-TOUR IN ENGLAND & WALES
“After making the first phase of preparation in Galicia, we decided that the ideal thing was to break with this routine. Portugal is too much like Galicia and we understood that it was better to go to England to measure ourselves against top-level opponents.”

ORIOL RIERA
“We know him. He was here last season and we were satisfied with his work.”

SEOANE & LUIS
“All of them are players and start at the same point. What will mark the differences will be the small steps made each day. On here the doors aren’t closed to anyone. The coaching staff is open to everything.”

EXITS
“The market is open for everyone. We are searching for players to make signings, but our players are also in the market. It can be that offers could arrive and our players would like it and it can be that the club also likes it, so we cannot guarantee anything, not even Fabricio’s continuity.” 

NAVARRO AND ARRIBAS
“They have had very long careers, so long that they don’t need a presentation to explain their characteristics. Both are coming in order to reinforce our defence.”

GOAL FOR THE SEASON
“The idea is to follow the lane of last season, but adding a lot of stuff, and clearly the goal is the same: the permanence. But we will try to do it sooner.”

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