Friday, June 2, 2023

Pellicer does not confirm his future, but he has “the illusion and the strength to continue”

Sergio Pellicer appeared this Friday in the Málaga CF-UD Ibiza preview that will close the passage of both teams through LaLiga SmartBank. However, he already took it upon himself to say it: “Tomorrow’s game is the least important thing”. Because of what he had to do when faced with questions about the new reality of the club: the arrival of Loren Juarros as sports director, the project that he wants to implement in Martiricos and, even more important, its continuity.

Will Pellicer be the blue and white coach in the RFEF Primera? That was the question on which a large part of the press conference revolved, for which there was no official confirmation. From the coach’s words it can be understood that after the match there could be an official response. However, he left some messages that would show his continuity. “What the coach has to be is a focus of union. I think I’m going to try to be glue”, “I have the strength and the illusion to continue” and “I am another coach profile, I was born here and I am from here”.

Of course, he considers that his “contract is the least of it” and reaffirmed the idea that “the club is not mortgaged with Pellicer”. “We are a coaching staff, at an economic level, one of the cheapest that has happened in these years. I am sorry that it is said. We know what is coming. We have to pass this drink, we have failed, the coach has to look at himself and I will assume everything. But try to have a union, “he added.

This Thursday he had the opportunity to speak with Juarros and its sensations are very good. “I think a top-level sports director has come. He is a football man, he speaks the same language. What he transmitted to me is very exciting and convincing. We have to help him because he comes with new ideas. In football you have to stop telling lies like pyramids and told truths“.

Now, he did not forget the fans. “Thank you to the fans. Understand that they are saturated with suffering and that they have to express what they feel because this is more than football”, but he wants the new future to be built from the union with everyone’s drive. “Everyone is needed. We cannot have the feeling that La Rosaleda is a referendum for everyone. You have to see another environment. I remember the match against Oviedo. It is our merit. We have to change it.”

Season 23/24

Although he did not confirm his continuity, he did talk about some issues for the next season. “The quarry boys have to be well shot with leading players and experience for their performance”, he said about the lower categories. In addition, He acknowledged knowing the four on loan very well -Kevin, Roberto, Dani Lorenzo and Larrubia- with whom the club already counts and that Monday will be the first day on which to build the path back to professional football.

If he continues, what role would Pellicer have this summer? “Coaches are not signers. We don’t have to be signers and a clear model must be made, which players are needed. A person of the highest level has come and will work. The coaches have to have an idea, but it is necessary to be clear that the coach is not there to ask. We can say two or three players, but that’s what the sports management is for,” he assumed.

Match against Ibiza

Pellicer himself said it: “Tomorrow’s game is the least important thing”. However, this does not mean that an attitude that is far from professional is going to be seen: “You have to compete. I have to transmit it to the team, beyond this situation. I’m going to put a lineup to win the game“In addition, he confirmed that some players from the youth academy will enter the squad as a reward and that Ramón, Delmás, Lago Junior and N’Diaye will be out.


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