‘We have to go to Zaragoza as if we were at risk of missing promotion’
Samú Costa explains that against Rayo ‘I got angry with the fourth official about Ivanildo’s sending-off, not with the backroom staff for the change’
‘We have to go to Zaragoza as if we were at risk of missing promotion, as if it were already the last game of the season’ exclaimed UD Almería midfielder Samú Costa on his pre-Zaragoza assessment.
The Portuguese footballer believes ‘this is the most important match for us because it’s imminent, but also because we have to win it. We’ve distanced ourselves from automatic promotion positions, although there’re still twenty-seven points at stake, which are many. If we win our games, we’ll have hopes of achieving the objective through automatic promotion.’
In addition, as the 22-year-old defensive midfielder stressed: ‘we’re going to give everything until the very last day to reach one of the top two places in the table. Nothing has been decided yet.’
Samú acknowledged that when taking on Rayo Vallecano last Friday at the Juegos Mediterraneos: ‘We didn’t play our best football, ‘and then he specified ‘it’s clear that we have to improve and we’re working towards it, but it’s also true that we’re having bad luck. They beat us in the last minute with an unexpected goal. Leganés cancelled out our opener on ninety-eight minutes...’
The Aveiro-born player wanted to make it clear what exactly happened after being subbed on the last LaLiga SmartBank Matchday: ‘I got angry with the fourth official about Ivanildo’s sending-off because I think he was the one who informs the on-pitch ref, not with the backroom staff for changing me as I have the utmost respect for them.’