‘A semi-final or final for Osasuna’

Javi Gracia has labelled Saturday’s game against Valencia as a ‘semi-final or final’ for his Osasuna side.

The Coach told his pre-match Press conference that Osasuna are approaching a decisive time, where any dropped points are especially costly.

“It’s a semi-final or a final because there’s increasingly less room for error and the points are more important,” Marca reports Gracia as saying.

“We need to see from the outset who really needs the points. This is done in the first 20 minutes.

“Valencia are a balanced team who create chances to score. They look for goals, they’re open and they’re in good form.

“I expect a good atmosphere that can help us. Our strength is the support of our fans and we have to use it.”

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