Malaga's ongoing financial difficulties will not deter them from business on the field, according to Rayo Vallecano Coach Paco Jemez.
Players at the Andalusian outfit have not been paid €10m worth of wages that they are owed.
“I don't think it affects them on the pitch,” Jemez, whose side travel to La Rosaleda on Saturday, told reporters. “The players are usually abstract from these situations. Nobody likes to live through those situations, but we have quite the opposite, a quiet economic situation.”
Jemez's Franjirojjos lost to Segunda side La Palmas in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
“This match against Malaga must be played like all the rest. They are one of the best teams in the League but it will be a delight to compete there against them, and I hope the players take it well.
“To win, Rayo must show that they are better, because I do not think they will be relaxed due to their Champions League match on Tuesday.”
The former Spanish international defender will watch from the stands after being sent from the touchline during last weekend's 5-0 loss to Barcelona.
“I don't expect anything to change with referees, but I'm not going to comment on this topic anymore. I'll be in the directors box and I'll be quiet.”