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10 Feb 2018
Playmaker Fede Cartabia talked to reporters and believes that new coach Clarence Seedorf is set to change the mentality of a team that need to win again. He also described the new boss as a leader.

Fede Cartabia conceded a press conference on Friday, he was explaining the life at Depor with the arrival of Clarence Seedorf, “We are adapting to his new ideas. I believe it’s good in order to meet him really well. We weren’t lucky with Cristóbal [Parralo]. With Seedorf things are different and you can notice that he is a leader. These first trainings are good in order to know him, he believes that’s important to change the mentality.”

He is aware that Depor need to change the mentality in order to return to winning ways, “In football the physiological aspect is very important and Clarence said it since arriving. The players, when the coach is changed, they change their mentality and let’s hope we will see a different Depor, a team wanting to win. It’s not a matter of charisma, but of changing things. I lived something similar at Córdoba and hopefully the last sixteen games will change the bad first round that we made.”

“To have a leader gives you a plus during difficult moments. The arrival of Seedorf will change the mentality of Depor. It’s not that we didn’t have a leader before, but that you see things darker when the results are negative. We hope his arrival can change the mentality.”  He added.

Cartabia is also conscious that Depor are forced to defeat Betis on Monday, “For how the last games were, we must now think of adding the three points. Each day things are more difficult, the other teams are winning and it’s time to win.”

The Argentine was asked about the arrival of Muntari, who is on trial with the first team. He said that, “Muntari is a player that performed at Milan and Inter, he’s a great player and let’s hope he will come in order to help.”

He was also talking of Monday’s rival, “It’s going to be a difficult game, they are a great team with great players. Since that point we need to make a serious game, because we need to win. They play good football, but they also leave space at the back and we need to seize our moments.”

Finally, Cartabia admitted that he hasn’t been totally fit to play after spending two months on the sidelines, “I am not ready at 100%, it’s a little difficult to me, but I hope to be at the top soon.”



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