Dudu: Mallorca aren’t dead

Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Aouate insists Real Mallorca are ‘not dead’ despite their dire recent run of form.

The islanders have went 10 games without a win in La Liga and are now just a point above the bottom three, having been on the cusp of the top three early in the campaign.

Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Levante was another low point, and Aouate admits to being disappointed by his teammates attitude in Valencia.

“After the second goal against Levante we gave up and that cannot be. Mallorca have to fight till the end of games, regardless of the outcome.”

The Israeli shot-stopper remains confident that Joaquin Caparros’ side can dig themselves out of the hole they are in though.

“The situation is very delicate, the streak we are on is one that I personally have never experienced, but we have to get through it with effort, courage and work. People should know we are not dead.”

Aouate is irked by the suggestion the results aren’t affecting the players mood.

“The situation affects the player’s lives. Ask my wife how I feel. I feel so bad, and I’m sure my teammates do too, but we have to be strong to pull this off, and we still have time.”

The 35-year-old does not think disposing of Caparros is the answer, and is grateful to the 100 fans who greeted the players on their return to Palma airport after the Levante game.

“The primary culprits in football are always the players. The problem is us and not the Coach.

“We were very encouraged by the supporters, and we have to repay that gesture on the pitch.”

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