Espanyol's coach, Luis García, stated this Tuesday at the press conference prior to the LaLiga Santander match against Atlético de Madrid that they are facing "the best team of the second round", although he insisted that they face the duel without giving up nothing.
The coach, before the session at the Ciudad Deportiva Dani Jarque, explained that the Madrid team is signing "extraordinary numbers" and pointed out that they are facing a "high" match.
"We must attack and defend very well, but we are very confident in being able to move it forward," commented Luis García, who stressed that this is a "key" duel to secure our stay in the First Division: "The important thing is to add three again" .
On the other hand, the Asturian coach acknowledged that after beating Rayo Vallecano (1-2), the moment of "liberation" of the footballers was "very short", although he pointed out that the victory "has been very good mentally"
"The team is eager to reverse this situation," added Luis García before confessing that he is not living "a simple or pleasant moment." In addition, he pointed out that being the coach of the club of his life implies greater responsibility.
Asked what attitude he thinks Barcelona, already champion, will have against Valladolid, rival of the parakeets for salvation, the coach did not contemplate any suspicious scenario: "I always trust the professional footballer. I don't know anyone who doesn't go out to compete , to win and to give the maximum. I trust that the people honor the profession".
Regarding the racist insults that the Real Madrid footballer Vinicius received against Valencia, Luis García commented that many times "things that should not be normal are given". "People can insult you and it seems like they can. It's totally reprehensible and we should cut it out of our lives," he added.
Luis García was contrary to any racist attitude: "We are all the same. It doesn't matter the color or the condition. It does not enter my head that someone can discriminate against a person because of their color. I send you a huge hug. People with these Thoughts cannot appear on a football field".
"They are very negative thoughts and the only way to eradicate it is for these people to never enter a stadium again. From my point of view, even if you pay for a ticket, you can't do what you want," he added.