Asier Garitano: "This match is fundamental for us, we have something equally or more important at stake than what our opponents have at stake".


14/05/2021 13:25

C.D. Leganés' coach, Asier Garitano, held a press conference this Friday ahead of the match against U.D. Logroñés, corresponding to the thirty-ninth LaLiga SmartBank matchday, which will be played this Sunday at Butarque at 21:30.

The coach confirmed the absence of Bustinza, Ignasi Miquel, Borja Bastón, Omeruo, José Arnaiz and Lasure, due to injury, and Eraso, due to suspension, and assessed the moment of the team: "We have had good moments, with a great first half in the last match, I think we are pretty good and this Sunday we can give a good version. We are doing well and the data we have are better in every game. We have casualties but this team has possibilities to play differently, other teammates will come in with a great illusion".

"Logroñés is going to be a very complicated rival, like all of them at the end of the season, and even more knowing what is at stake".

About U.D. Logroñés, he analyzed the Riojan team in this way: "When you are promoted, the first season is not easy, but they are doing well. They are coming from a heavy defeat but they have competed well and have had very good spells. The players know their job and it will be a very difficult opponent like all of them at the end of the season and knowing what is at stake. But we have something equally or more important at stake. I expect their best version but we are focused on our own because the match is fundamental for us".
As for the return of fans to the stadiums, the coach from Bergara believes that "it is good news that people can return to the stadiums because it is the essence of the show, but it would be nice if they could return everywhere at the same time. But there are people who are there to decide that and we have to try to fulfill our objectives. The most important thing is the safety of everyone, in professional soccer I would like there to be fans in all the stadiums," he concluded.