Palma (Spain), Jan 19 (EFE).- Javier Aguirre, Mallorca’s coach, has stated that the game played by Celta de Vigo, rival this Friday of the vermilions in the Spanish league, “is difficult to defend and decipher” Therefore, “it is a rival that is going to complicate us,” he warned.
«The Celta coach (Carlos Carvalhal) has changed things; his team likes to have the ball and his game has a lot of speed; It will be difficult, but I see mine as very good and wanting to score three very important points”, the Mexican coach stressed at a press conference.
Mallorca will appear before their fans after two away defeats, one in the League against Osasuna (1-0) and another in the Copa del Rey against Real Sociedad (1-0).
«We have 22 points and it is important to add to establish ourselves in a good first round and not have the suffering of last year (Mallorca avoided relegation by defeating Osasuna at home on the last day); I hope everything goes well tomorrow,” Aguirre said.
The coach of the vermilions announced that the Senegalese Amath N’Diayé will replace the South Korean Kang In Lee, who is out due to accumulation of warnings, and that he has Íñigo Ruiz de Galarreta from Eibar, once his muscular discomfort has been overcome.
«We have emptied the infirmary after Raillo and Nastasic presented discomfort due to the changes in the surfaces of the fields in which we have played (in the Copa del Rey). We are fine, Galarreta will be there and Amath will play in Lee’s position, “he explained.
Regarding the signing of the Swedish center-back with a Bosnian passport Dennis Hadžikadunić, who will play on loan from FK Rostov, Aguirre said that he has seen “good” in the first training session with his new teammates.
“He has made a good impression. He comes in the position of (Franco) Russo, who asked to leave and we can’t do anything there. If another player finds himself in the same situation (as the Argentinian’s) in this winter market, we would analyze it. We don’t want anyone to be here by force,” he specified.
The Aztec coach also announced that he had not requested any reinforcement to face the second round of the championship.
«I have not asked for anything because we are good, strong. The dressing room is a big family, although if someone asks to leave, an issue that I am not aware of, we would value it. Except for the defeat in Getafe, which was a downturn after the World Cup (in Qatar) and we gave a very bad image that nobody liked, we have competed against very strong rivals like Osasuna and Real Sociedad (in the Copa del Rey),” he asserted. Javier Aguirre.