‘This is a marathon’ for Osasuna

Damia Abella has asked Osasuna’s fans to understand that the season is still young and that their bad start to it can be reversed.

The Pamplona outfit are bottom of the table having lost their opening three games of the season, but Damia believes it is still too early to panic.

“It is too early to speak of the end. This is a marathon and we are only in the first couple of kilometres,” he told today’s Press conference.

“It is normal for fans to want to see the team win, the players are the first to want this too, but there is nothing to be alarmed about.

“It is not a nice position and we have not been able to give any indication of our strength up until now, but remain calm, because within the current situation it is still possible.

“Despite everything we are in the right spirit. Whilst against Celta Vigo there were bad feelings, the first two games were open.

“The desire is there and I am convinced that this weekend we will pick up the three points because often we are strongest in our stadium and we want to be again this year at once.”

The team welcome Mallorca to El Sadar this weekend.

“They are going well, they have a lot of points already. They are good at getting the ball to attack with a lot of long ball action, they have quick people on the wings and the spirit of their Coach is transmitted through the team.

“It’s a team that will give us a fight and will be strong this season, but I am convinced that we will achieve victory.”

Damia’s teammate Miguel Flano yesterday suggested that the visit of Mallorca held extra significance for the necessity of the home side to pick up a first win.

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