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Dion Lopy: "We have faith in getting out of the drop zone"

The Senegalese defensive midfielder recognises that the situation is very complicated, but he believes in the team's positive progress and the massive support of the fans to win this Sunday against RCD Mallorca and reverse the situation once and for all

UD Almería defensive midfielder Dion Lopy caught up with the media at a press conference to share his thoughts on the team's difficult situation: 'We have faith in getting out of the drop zone.' The Senegalese international recognises that the team is in a very complicated situation, but he believes in the positive progress that the team is making in recent games and the massive support of the fans to be able to beat RCD Mallorca on Sunday at the Power Horse Stadium.

When talking about this imminent league appointment against the islanders, the 21-year-old pointed out: 'It's going to be vital for us to win and it's also very difficult, but we'll give it our all to try to get all three points because we're making progress match after match. We want to win now because we need it and for our supporters, who are always by our side showing their backing and we need them.' On that note, he added: 'We're improving physically and tactically, the head coach and his coaching team are teaching us good technical and tactical concepts and a progress has been shown lately.' In fact, as he pointed out: 'Against Atlético de Madrid, we were better in the second half because we corrected some details that the head coach told us, and that was noticeable.'

Lopy stressed that he does not regret having signed for UD Almería. 'I came to an exciting project, but then you never know who is going to be first or last. We're a good squad but things haven't turned out the way we wanted so far,' he explained. He trusts that everything will change from Sunday, although to do so 'We'll have to start the game very focused from the off and with the highest intensity.'

The Bambilor native player is a Senegal international and the Africa Cup takes place in January.  'The Cup doesn't come at a good time for any team, but it's FIFA's decision. If my country calls me, I'll have to go. I can't reject it, but I fully trust in my UD Almería team-mates and we're going to move forward,' he said.