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Joseba Etxeberria: "We're in a great moment and everyone is aware of what's at stake"

The Eibar coach stresses that "Ipurua is going to be a pressure cooker, they're going to push us on"

Joseba Etxeberria insisted that he has the feeling that "we're in a great moment and everyone is aware of what's at stake".


Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday's clash at Ipurua (21:00) against Real Oviedo, the Armeros' coach stressed that "Ipurua will be a pressure cooker, they'll be pushing us on, and we have to transmit energy from the pitch and, between us all, qualify for the final".


"We can't speculate, we have to be Eibar. It's us or them, there's no way back".




“Peru is a precaution because in a few days we’ll be playing again, there’s nothing serious. Other than Bautista, everyone is at 100%. I don’t just mean in terms of fitness, but also mentally.”


“The feeling I have is that this is a great moment, everyone is aware of what’s at stake, and they gave a great response against a great team in front of a full stadium at the weekend.”


“In the end, the fact that we could guarantee third on matchday 32 gave us home advantage and a potential advantage if there’s a draw in extra-time. We can’t focus on that, we want to win, but we know that Oviedo might need more to push towards the end.”


“I don’t give much importance to the draw, it’s more about how it came. I’m thinking about the result against Elche when we kept a clean sheet and had a bad feeling. This time, we were very good in attack, and kept a clean sheet.”