Seba: Copa del Rey not as important

Malaga striker Sebastian Fernandez admits he finds it hard to give the Copa del Rey the same importance as other competitions.

Besides La Liga, the Costa del Sol outfit are also involved in the Champions League this term and the Uruguayan says the Cup is last on his list of priorities.

“It’s difficult to give the Copa del Rey the importance of the other two competitions. However, we will try to go as far as we can in it.” he conceded to reporters as he looked ahead to Malaga’s clash with minnows Cacereno.

The Uruguayan returned to Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up for Saturday’s goalless draw with Espanyol, after the Chilean opted to rest Javier Saviola, Joaquin Sanchez and Francisco Portillo, although he disagreed with the 4pm start imposed by La Liga.

“We had two games very close together [after the midweek Champions League game with Milan] and it would have been better to have played it on Sunday.

“The fact it was Saturday made it tougher for us but I suppose it happens to everybody else.

“Even so, I was glad to get back into the team because that’s what I’m always working to achieve, but football is a roller-coaster ride. Things change a lot.

“Now I’ve got back in I’ll try to do my best,” he added.

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