Caparros: Malaga will be difficult

Mallorca boss Joaquin Caparros claims his team will have to be at their best and have a ‘great game’ to beat a ‘difficult’ Malaga outfit.

The former Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao Coach spoke ahead of their visit to La Rosaleda stadium, and off the back of a narrow 2-1 win against Espanyol in their opening La Liga game last weekend.

“It will be tough against Malaga, who played very well in midweek in their Champions League qualifier.

“They will be on an emotional high and looking to get back to back wins.”

The Costa del Sol club will play Mallorca sandwiched in between their qualifiers for Europe’s premier competition, but Caparros does not believe that they will not be fully focussed on La Liga. 

“The Champions League is very important and the first time they are in it, but it won’t affect them for the weekend.

“They have a lot of quality players who are used to playing on Sunday, then Wednesday and again on Sunday.

“They have players who can switch from competition to competition and think of each one.

“In the end they will put on a strong showing, no matter what the competition,” concluded the 56-year-old.

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