Paco Jémez: “We’ve still got lots of things to fight for”

“Let nobody think this is all over, there are still lots of things to fight for. We still believe that a victory will give us fresh hope”, Paco Jémez said today on the eve of tomorrow’s clash against Real Sociedad.

”There is no less pressure on us. We are focusing on winning a game that will give us fresh hope to stay up, as well as earning respect for the club and to our fans” he stressed. “Our fans have already given us a whole lot, and it is normal for them to be upset, but we rely on their support. Don’t give up on us yet”, he stated.

Regarding opponents Real Sociedad, Jémez said “they have a great squad who could have been challenging for a European spot. Now they have nothing to actually play for, but they will come into this game looking to finish as high as possible in the league. There will be no pressure on them and for this reason they can be dangerous. These kinds of games can be quite tricky”. As for his team’s approach to the match, he said “I won’t be making many changes, just a few tweaks. Against Levante we played a good match and I came away happy with my players’ attitude. We lost but we went all out to win”, he underlined..

Tana is back in the squad, and his manager highlighted the improvement in his attitude. “He has been training hard and has sharpened his attitude”, he said, while ruling out Gaby Peñalba for the rest of the season. “We made a mistake with him, and we can’t continue to consider players who will not be playing for us”, he concluded.