Sunday, December 10, 2023

Pellicer: “I have the strength to go to Vitoria and convince the players that we can win”

Sergio Pellicercoach of Malaga CF, appeared this Friday at a press conference in the hours leading up to Deportivo Alavés-Málaga CF that could end the blue and white future in professional football or a last thread of hope for the final day of LaLiga SmartBank. Be that as it may, he stated that “our future is in 90 minutes” and that the first to do their homework is the blue and white team.

“It is true that it has been a difficult week. Since my arrival they have all been complicated and these two, despite the victory, even more. Focused on the purely sporting, on the rival we are going to face in a game that is all or nothing. We do not depend on us, the option is minimal, but As long as there is a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel, I will not give up.. We are going to fight, looking for a victory against that destiny that seems to be “, he commented on the game this Saturday (6:30 p.m.).

Control of the ball, the ability to compete, to always be at the matches, the ability to make his stadium a fortress… are some of the virtues that the coach explained about his next opponent. However, he valued his team’s ability to believe above all: “In these last stages, except for a few games, the team is competing. A rival came last week that seemed like nothing was at stake. We cannot despise the rival when we win despise nor when we lose despise ourselves“.

Ramón -injury-, Loren -viral process- and Fran Sol -positive for Covid- are the three casualties that Sergio Pellicer will have for the match, someone who almost does not want to know what is happening in Ipurúa: “Mobile phones out and there will be a person in charge of that. The first thing is what concerns us. We only need to win. You don’t have to look at others. Whatever happens in another stadium, we have to keep competing. Never give up, defy fate.”

“Our future is in 90 minutes.” Despite trusting, the coach from Castellón was very clear and aware of the situation that is to come, to which he added: “It is the mentality that we have to have. Be alert and everything that has to come may come. What will depend on us is to compete, is to get the three points and hope to have a thread of hope next week“.

New sports director

One of the themes that marked the week was the arrival of the sports director and that everything indicates that the figure of the coach will be decisive. For now, Kike Pérez has already remarked on several occasions that Sergio Pellicer will be the coach of Málaga CF 2023/2024… wherever he is. “I have the strength to go to Vitoria and convince the players that we can win. There will be time to talk. I have left this house three times. Everyone’s commitment is absolute and I feel very responsible for the people at the club. We have to try to win in Vitoria and from there we’ll see”, stated the protagonist.

However, the only thing that matters to him is the present. Alavés-Málaga CF that could mark a point and end to the blue and white adventure in professional football: “I think that this team, I don’t know if since the third matchday, was already in decline. You have to know how to adjust the pressure. You have to keep the level high, also mentally, and be clear about the beginnings. We know that pressure perfectly. What we are doing does not give us even to come close. Vitoria is very difficult, but we have to be first“, he concluded.


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