Paco Jemez believes his Rayo Vallecano side will face a 'complicated' test when they host Real Zaragoza on Monday.
The Franjirrojos play Manolo Jimenez's men at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, and the 42-year-old has warned his team against a 'competitive' Blanquillos.
“Zaragoza look a lot stronger than they were last year,” he told a Press conference. “They are a team that I like.
“They play with intensity and have an experienced squad.
“It will be complicated. We have to be patient because they are a side who are comfortable on the ball, compete well and are difficult to stop.
“Our idea is to keep working at the same level as we have been doing. With three points we'll be into the area of the table we want to be in.
“The team have done a fantastic job and I am very pleased with their commitment. Now we just have to complete the job with a positive result.”