Mendilibar: "We are going to Girona to play our football and try to press in the opposite direction, we have to be very smart"

The coach will give tomorrow the call, in which neither Pedro León nor Gonzalo Escalante will be


04/10/2018 14:20

José Luis Mendilibar has spoken before the media two days before the match between Eibar and Girona. The los armeros manager considers it is important to win the tie, especially considering that after a winless streak of two weeks.

"It would be nice to go to the international break with a victory, especially so that when you look at the league standings you do not see yourself down there, but it will not be easy. I am convinced that if you win you will be back in the fight with a lot of teams going for everything, "he explained.

For Mendilibar, the one on Saturday will have nothing to do with the two matches of last season. "It will be complicated to those that were last year. The two games were good, but repeating that it is complicated. The teams have not changed much. They have changed the coach, but the base team is the same, "he said.

Girona have played four matches to date in their home, with one win, one draws and two defeats. "It's true that they started better off, but the statistics are often made in a short space of time and it must be seen in the long term. Right now, we are seeing that the results are very changeable, that nobody gets out of the top, that the teams win a week and lose the next ... Until now the differences are not very big ".

On the rival of Saturday and the great moment of Stuani, the armeros coach has been clear. "Stuani is good inside the area, finishing off, fighting with the rival and gaining positions. We have to try to get him away from the area, but then Portu, who plays next to him and is good with spaces and feels comfortable, can hurt you. We are going to play our football and try to press in the opposite direction. We have to be very smart "

Mendilibar will offer tomorrow the call after the morning training, but has advanced that neither Pedro Leon nor Escalante will be ready. "Pedro and Gonzalo are the only ones absent. Pedro still needs time and Escalante continues with conservative treatment doing exercises with the physios and recovery specialists. Yesterday he was with a specialist and the news is good. There is nothing to worry big".


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