Rubi: ‘We’re going to Girona to get the three points’

The head coach says that last season's play-offs are a thing of the past and they are now fully aware of what went wrong at the start of the match at Montilivi


Rubi looked ahead to Monday's fixture in Girona in a pre-match presser ‘we’re going to do our thing, which is to get the three points,’ replied the UD Almeria head coach when asked if there was a willing to take revenge for last season's play-offs and added that this is a thing of the past, although he did acknowledge ‘we were not at all well on the pitch there and we learned from this. We’re going to see if we start off the game in a different way and we can play a very different game from the one we did back in the day.’

This week is being rather long for UD Almería. Rubi explained ‘we have to accept them as they come. Sometimes they are short and sometimes they are long… but we always look on the bright side because we’ve had more time to work, to recover a player and see him in a training session. It’s our profession and we accept it.’

Talking about those players who shook off injuries, the Catalan commented ‘there’re some who are in better shape than others, but they’re all available to participate. Buñuel is the only one out of action at the moment.’

Rubi was Girona FC head coach in the past, a club that he is fond of as he emphasised. When questioned about the rivals’ differences with respect to last season, he pointed out ‘I think they’re two great coaches with wide experience in the league with a very different idea of ​​the game. Míchel builds very creative teams with effective build-up and we’re talking about the coach with the most promotions in the last four years. Francisco is a more practical profile, a team with a different organisation. They both have very good game ideas. Michel needs time as I’ve needed it, I was lucky to come for a month last year which has greatly helped me for this one. All the coaches need time.’

On another note, Rubi highly valued this campaign’s high number of UD Almeria season-ticket holders: ‘It makes us very happy. We’ve talked about it. There have been 900 fans getting their season cards in just one day and a half. Our fans create an electric atmosphere. They were amazing during last week’s game as it was being a competitive game. We truly hope to do well so that people continue to join us. The more we are, the better it’ll be for everyone.’