Monday, December 11, 2023

Fernández Romo, UD Ibiza coach: “It is not a game that we think is worth more than three points”

Guillermo Fernández Romo, coach of UD Ibiza, has assured this Friday in the preview of this Sunday’s match (4:00 p.m.) against Málaga in Can Misses, a great match of rivalry between the second and third placed, which is a duel between two teams that will have to demonstrate over time that they are “candidates” for promotion, although he also recognized that both clubs are “prepared for it”.

“We each have our paths and our circumstances, but we still have a lot, a lot to work on and to row throughout the year. But, obviously, we are up against an incredible club, with a very good squad and a team made for go up with very good footballers. And it’s a very complicated game.”indicated the light blue coach, who also commented that in the Ibizan locker room they are aware that they are “in a context” that is “very demanding”, although they are not the ones who put the “labels” of favorites for promotion.

“Beyond the fact that you face very good teams, your levels have to be even better. It is very journalistic that of some clubs that are predestined to be up there or that are designated, which are labels that others give. We do not “We put it on. As good professionals we know that here we have to work hard, win many games and all of this has to be demonstrated week after week,” said Guillermo Fernández Romo, before downplaying the clash against Málaga: “It is not a game that we have marked and that we think is worth more than three points. If you have four matches scheduled and I take away those four for the other 34, which are more important, those four or the other 34? Obviously, all of them. Or by number, the other 34.”

With many casualties and many doubts

Regarding the state of his team, the UD Ibiza coach explained that they have “many players injured” and that he has “quite a few doubts until the last moment.”

“We will see what we are capable of designing for the weekend. COne hundred percent confirmed are the absences of the injured who are not training, such as Jesús Álvarez, Bobadilla, Olabe and the goalkeepers, although we recovered Alberto compared to last week.”said the light blue coach, who also stressed that with the rest of the players “we will have to work well on recovery and get ready to see how we finish closing.”

Regarding the fight with Málaga, Guillermo Fernández Romo confirmed that he knows that the expectations of the Can Misses fans “are high” in the fight for promotion and that he is aware of the importance of the match against the blue and white squad, although, From there, his team has to put “the focus” on everything else, “on preparing well, working well and giving importance to each game.”

Regarding the defensive solidity that his rival is showing this Sunday, the coach of the island team stated that Málaga seems to him “a very good and very solid team.”

“They have very good attacking players and they have a goalkeeper in a state of grace and at a very high level. For me they are a very difficult team and they are in a good moment because they have not lost for ten games. The best streak in the League in games is his. And going ten games in a row without losing is very complicated,” Fernández Romo stressed as a reminder.


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