Rubi: ‘It’s good for us to compete again soon’

The Catalan states that they’re eager to make up for the latest defeats by working to correct mistakes and preparing for the tough match vs AD Alcorcón


‘Whenever a game is lost, it causes anguish and the only way to get rid of it is to win the next one. It’s good for us to compete soon and we’ll try to take all three points home from Alcorcón,’ stated UD Almeria head coach Rubi at the press-match presser.

The head coach explained ‘we analyse the matches a lot and in the last two outings we’ve failed in the final pass. That’s one of the things that we’ve been working on this week.’ He also considered that both in Lezama and El Toralín, the defence made it easy for the rivals, another aspect that is being considered to become a better version of the team and make up for the last two away losses.

But achieving a victory will not be piece of cake because, as he argued, ‘Alcorcón have used quite a few different game systems. We know what their idea of ​​the game is and we can see that they’re intense, with central forwards who are great finishers.’ The encounter can be similar to that of Ponferradina, since ‘Alcorcón try to build up plays and might have tactics slightly different from Ponferradina’s, but they’re intense and strong.’

Regardless of this comment, Rubi stressed ‘Segunda Division ‘A’ is tough for everyone, that’s the reality. Everyone has started with plenty of energy. None of those who have been relegated are among the top six, nor are those who played the play-offs for promotion last season except for UD Almería. Things must be improved, I don't deny it, but this is a very difficult competition.’

Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia ‘Rubi’ has full confidence in his players and in the work they are doing, although he clarified ‘if the match plan happens to go wrong, the players will be more likely to be changed. I’m going to maintain this throughout the season because I see it that way.’

The UD Almería head coach urges his squad to have patience and calmness ‘you cannot see things in black and white just because of losing a game,’ adding that the team has a lot of room for improvement that will be noticed in the coming weeks, contributing to this the recovery of players. Before concluding the presser, the head coach confirmed that Carriço, Aitor Buñuel and Juan Villar will be out of action on Friday. The Portuguese has some muscle discomfort and they don't want to force him.