Espanyol boss Javier Aguirre has claimed that there are ‘no excuses’ for his men as they prepare to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
The Periquitos travel to the capital this evening looking for the three points that could see them go into eighth place.
And despite the obvious difference in class, the Mexican believes his men can claim three points.
“We are obliged to give their all and there are no excuses,” he told a Press conference.
“Even though they are very hard to beat and have an impressive record.
“We have to come out with a lot of intensity and decisiveness. It will be hard as at home they have the initiative, but we will try to be as good as we can.
“We have to be ready for the 95 minutes that they'll have to play with ultimate concentration and emotional equilibrium.”