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11 Feb 2008
The criticism against Depor's strikers for their poor statistics on the present season is something tormenting Rodolfo Bodipo. The Guinean forward confessed the he's upset for the comments blaming him and the rest of the strikers in the squad for the complicate moment lived by the club.

Striker Rodolfo Bodipo attended to Abegondo's press room on Monday's morning and assured the criticism against Depor's strikers is something unfair "We are the most criticised line since the pre-season. If the squad doesn't scores a goal, the guilty one is the striker, if we lose, it's also our fault. We can live with that, but when we work on the pitch, we are making our best effort and the criticism is always painful. When I finally could have a chance, and if I miss that opportunity, I will be the first critic against myself. But when you are really working in the trainings, and when you aren't having chances and when you still been criticised, it's something that burns you from the inside."

Later, the ex-Alav?Šs forward was feeling sorry for the lack of continuity suffered by Depor's strikers "The coach wants the best for the squad and what happens is that we have too many strikers in the team, and all of them can only gain confidence with the pass of the games. You can't say that any striker isn't able to score goals judging him just for one match. At the end, the numbers are what matters and when you enjoy of regularly, that confidence is transmitted up front."

But Bodipo appointed to himself when he was asked about who should be blamed for his poor season at Depor "I still missing security, without blaming no one. I am the first responsible. As more opportunities do you have, better are the opportunities to score."

Finally, the striker assured that Depor still involved in the fight for the permanence "La liga is really tight, there are seven or eight teams that can't be relaxed. The physiological breakdown for Depor has passed, we have found the adaptation to the new system and we have now to correct the errors. They were throwing out Depor from the way, but now we have reduced the disadvantage of five points and we are fighting at the bottom with them."

Lotina has more worries in his squad, with Guardado and Cristian already discarded for Sunday's game, and with Riki still struggling form his ankle problem, the Basque trainer has now to add the name of Filipe Luis to the list of injuries. The Brazilian was suffering from a strong pain in his left knee during the match with Getafe although he was able to end the encounter. But Filipe assured on Monday that he still suffering the same problems "I still feeling a strong pain in my leg, let's see what happens during the week. It was hurting me a lot and I wasn't able to move. We must see how the things would evolve during the next days."

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