Javier Saviola believes that Malaga and their entire season will be defined by the performances they produce in their next four games.
The Anchovies face European qualification rivals Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad in the League, interspersed with both legs of their Champions League quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund.
“This heavy match schedule will define what we can achieve as a team,” Saviola commented to reporters today.
“We’re up against Rayo, Real and Borussia over the next fortnight, in games that could really boost morale, are crucial in terms of maintaining our objectives and that will really test us as a team.
“We’ve got an important match coming up against Rayo Vallecano, one of our direct rivals in the fight for European positions.
“We’re determined not to let any more points get away, so it’s crucial that we come back with a win from this match.
“A lot of responsibility lies on our shoulders this week, in the quest for three points on Saturday.”
Malaga are into the final eight of the Champions League, in what is their competition debut.
“We’re facing an extremely difficult team, in the quarter-finals. At this stage of the competition no one team is easier to defeat than another.
“The last eight have reached this level because they’ve performed brilliantly in this competition, and are excellent teams, like Borussia.”