Juan Ignacio Martinez knows Real Valladolid face a tough task in beating Real Madrid but insists it could happen.
The sides meet tonight at Santiago Bernabeu in a match rearranged from Week 34 and a win for the home team would see Madrid go second with two games to play.
Los Blancos would find themselves two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and one ahead of Barcelona. Atleti and Barca meet at Camp Nou in the final game of the season.
Valladolid, meanwhile, would climb out of the bottom three if they were to take three points. Pucela are currently second bottom with 35 points but would climb into mid-table with a victory.
“We face a great team. They’re finalists in the Champions League. That comes from playing good games and not stumbling at home,” AS reports Martinez as saying at his pre-match Press conference.
“All Coaches say that to win you have to be immaculate, perfect. They’re not perfect but they have great resources.
“We have to make as few mistakes as possible.
“Their two lethal weapons are counter-attacks and set-pieces. They give you limited opportunities because they can dominate the game.”
Martinez was asked if he considered this match to be essentially unwinnable.
“There is nothing impossible in life. That’s why football is great and why it moves the masses,” he replied.
“[I won’t forfeit the game] because that would fail to respect the players, fans and myself.
“We’re not coming to Madrid already done. We are going to compete nevermind the difficulty of what we face.”