La Liga a marathon says Djukic

Real Valladolid boss Miroslav Djukic warned his team that La Liga is a marathon after Monday night’s 2-0 win over Levante.

El Pucela have taken maximum points from the opening two fixtures of the 2012-13 campaign, following last week’s win at Real Zaragoza, and sit alongside Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano as the only teams to have done so.

However, former Serbian national team boss Djukic is warning both players and fans not to get too carried away at this early stage of the season.

“Experience tells us that there are many teams that have started well. This is a marathon and it’s not how you start but how you finish.

“We must continue with humility because our goal is not the Champions League,” he cautioned at the post-match Press conference.

Djukic is well aware his newly-promoted team will need to improve as the season progresses and believes his players must try to be more competitive.

“We have to realise where we came from and keep on learning, improving. That applies to me also.

“We will need to compete more but at the moment we have the comfort given us by these three points,” he added, before saying he requires at least three more signings to provide competition for players such as striker Javi Guerra.

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