Manolo Jimenez has admitted that he is praying for a miracle to help Real Zaragoza avoid relegation on the last day of the season.
For a third successive campaign, Zaragoza head into Week 38 in the bottom three, but unlike last year, a win may not be enough to see them stay up.
Los Blanquillos can draw this evening’s s home game with Atletico Madrid and finish level with Deportivo and stay up on the head-to-head ruling, or can win and stay up if Depor fail to win.
But, an inferior head-to-head with Celta Vigo puts Zaragoza at risk, and they are currently level on points with the Galicians.
“What we achieved last year was due to the work of the team, and thanks to the fans that turned up, thanks to the media’s support and thanks to God, because I am a believer,” commented Jimenez in his pre-game Press conference.
“This year we do not have the same circumstances and the situation is more dangerous than last year.
“If we are saved then it will be because we win against Atletico and Deportivo and Celta have not won their games.
“I hope for a miracle because, I reiterate, I believe in God.
“We are paying for our tremendous inconsistency. A simple game of many that we have not closed out would have meant that today we would be practically saved already, and now all we can do is be honest and brave and take to the field to give everything for our fans and for this badge.
“We have to get the best out of ourselves and try to win against an opponent who is above us.”