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PEDRO MOSQUERA: “I’M EXPECTING FOR THE BEST BARCA”

12 Oct 2016
Mosquera is aware of the difficulty of the upcoming visit to FC Barcelona, but he is hopeful about getting a positive result at the Camp Nou.

Pedro Mosquera conceded a press conference after Tuesday’s training; he was talking of the visit to FC Barcelona, “We know that the game at the Camp Nou is always among the most complicated ones during a season, this for the team they are and for the stadium. It’s going to be difficult. We got points there within the last two years and I also got points there playing for Getafe in past years and you can always get something positive, we will try.”

“To do it once is difficult, more to do it twice and it would be incredible to do it again. We are hopeful and the players are training well. We are traveling there in order to make a serious game and let’s hope things will work out. Anything meaning to get points on the road is good, especially if it is at the Camp Nou. They come from losing against Celta and need the points to not lose the track of the first places.” He added.

The midfielder is aware that Messi might skip the match, but expects for the best version from the Catalans,
“It seems Jordi Alba is out and I don’t know if they will recover Messi, but whoever that plays it will be a competitive and complicate team.  The bad thing is that if Messi isn’t there, then they have good players like Arda Turan. We know who Messi is, but they have other great players that can do great things. We are working in order to reduce the space within the lines. The coach will tell us what to do and we must try to make our game. I don’t think they will be affected for losing away from home, they are used to their stadium and it’ won’t affect us. I am expecting for the best Barca. “

The Galician player is also aware that Depor suffered a big loss before this rival in their last meeting [0-8 at the Riazor], “We don’t forget. You never forget the games in which you play and last year we suffered a big score on here. Evidently we don’t want to repeat it.”

Asked if the Camp Nou is the most difficult pitch in la liga, he commented that, “The Camp Nou and the Bernabéu are the most complicated stadiums, lately the Calderón too. Truly we got points there lately, but it’s always difficult. We will try to repeat the same.”

He ruled out the idea that Depor were affected by the international break after winning the last game against Sporting Gijón, “You never know. When there’s a break you never know who is benefited and who is affected. We made a good game in the last matchday and against Atlético we made a good game too. We were fine before, but the break helped us to recover some players, and I believe the break will be good to us.”

Finally, Mosquera admitted that he didn’t match the expectations on some of the league games on this season, “I said it before: I started well on the season, scoring a goal against Eibar, then against Betis and Athletic Bilbao I made good games. Then, as I see it, against Alavés and Leganés I didn’t match my best level. I am the first to notice it. Against Sporting I believe I made a great game and pretend to follow that path.”

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