Rubi: We're going to Getafe with the mentality of winning
With 5 away LaLiga Santander fixtures left, the head coach feels confident that someday football will do justice to UD Almería on one of their trips.
'We're going to Getafe with the mentality of winning,' stated UD Almería head coach in the pre-match press conference. Direct rivals in the race for LaLiga Santander survival will be hosting the travelling Rojiblancos this Wednesday at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Stadium (KO 7:39pm Spanish Time). 'It's another crucial game. We're separated only by one point and the end of the league is getting closer, so whoever wins, they'll take one more step forward towards the goal,' the head coach stressed.
Moreover, Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia 'Rubi' pointed out: 'We must go there with the mentality of winning', although if we don't, we can't afford to lose either because the goal difference will have a say and there are more games ahead.'
The Vilassar de Mar native is confident that 'One day, football will do justice to UD Almería so we can finally win away from home. What counts is that we've got 30 points, but we've deserved to win a game away from home, something that we'll be looking to give joy to the fans who support us so much in our Stadium and on trips.'
Getting ahead in Getafe can be the key to grab all three points: 'Whoever takes the lead will create a rollercoaster for the rivals, it'd be an important blow, but not definitive,' he explained.
When talking about the rivals, Rubi said: 'They have a great coach, he's an old hand and coaches his players well. In the first stage of the season, it was really tough for us because Getafe CF always make their rivals very uncomfortable with that defence of five,' a system that Rubi considers he will maintain: 'If there are changes it's because he understands that some players have to rotate, but not because of his idea of the game that has earned them positive results over the second half of the campaign.'
The UD Almería gaffer is well aware that his team is psyched up, confident and know exactly what they have to do at the Coliseum to try to defeat their rivals. In addition, as he indicated, 'Our fitness level is fine. In the last two games, we've been performing better towards the end. It may be that from one day to the next we may seem a bit more blocked, but the vibes are good and there's high motivation.'