Espanyol captain Sergio Garcia has called for calm after seeing his team slump to just one point above the relegation zone.
Los Pericos have not won for six La Liga games, a 2-0 home win over Real Sociedad in early October, and believes Saturday’s home clash with Levante is a must-win game.
“The results haven’t happened but we must remain calm about the situation,” he told a Press conference.
“Against Levante it’s going to be a very important match as below us things are very tight, so we mustn’t leave until tomorrow what we can do about it today. It’s not a final but getting the three points would allow us to relax a bit more.
“Against Athletic last week we were not up to scratch and didn’t play very well. We’ve not been getting points and we need to do something about it out on the pitch, but we’re confident we can get a victory.”
Sergio believes the players are all behind Coach Sergio Gonzalez and there is no nervousness in the dressing room.
“The boss is confident in his work and he puts that across to us. We are also confident and have no doubts about him.
“I’ve only got to look at the players and the coaching staff, who are focusing on doing the best possible to get the necessary win.
“We are going to give 100 per cent to make that happen and the fans enjoy it so they don’t suffer because of the results,” he declared.
Two years ago current Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed after a bad run of results, but Sergio does not see any similarities with the present situation.
“It’s different from what happened with Pochettino. The team now is more united than ever and only thinking about not getting into the relegation places.
“We are optimistic about reversing things and correcting the mistakes we’ve made,” he added.