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Yerai Martin: “Tomorrow's match against Barcelona has to be a game to enjoy, work and not give up”

The coach of the women's first team understands that the situation the team is in for this match is a reason “to celebrate and be calm”

Eibar are facing, or rather continuing to face, “a week which is both strange and beautiful at the same time”, as coach Yerai Martin described it at the press conference ahead of the game against FC Barcelona tomorrow evening (18:00).

Despite being strange weeks for the women's first team, the good run of results in recent matches has made the arrival at this point of the season more comfortable for Yerai Martin's team: “That FC Barcelona comes to our home, when we have 30 points and tenth in the standings, and with eight points of margin above the relegation zone, has to make this a day for us to enjoy and a day of celebration of women's football. It’s a day for the fans to enjoy too, because it's not every day that a team like this comes to our home”. 

The team faces the match with “desire and excitement to do our best”, being aware that they will have to be “once again, strong in our greatest virtue, which is our defensive work”. “We have to be realistic, and we know that it is very difficult to get a point against them, as they come from scoring seven goals against Athletic Club, who are also one of the best teams in Liga F at the moment”, explained the coach, who also added that “whoever plays will play well”.

In spite of everything, the coach wants to “show the Eibar side that we are, with the peace of mind that our situation gives us right now, with now being the time to show who we are and enjoy”. He stressed the team's defensive work, not only the one they will have to do tomorrow, but also the one they have been doing all season long, as they have become the team that has conceded the second fewest goals in the last few weeks, after Barcelona.

“We will experience tomorrow's game as a reward, a game to enjoy and a reward for the whole season and for having arrived at tomorrow's match in the situation we are in”. Yerai Martin's team will face the game with the thought of “enjoying, working and not giving up,” he said.