Elche defender Domingo Cisma believes the club are at a disadvantage this season after being unable to sign players in the transfer window.
As a consequence of their debt with the Spanish League, Elche were unable to bring reinforcements to the Martinez Valero and Cisma feels it has played into the hands of their rivals in the fight for La Liga safety.
“This is something that goes in favour of the other teams and against us because we don’t have enough players to be able to compete,” the former Almeria, Racing Santander and Atletico Madrid [pictured, right] man told a Press conference.
“Those of us that are here have no choice but to make the best of the situation, but it could be a handicap when it comes to injuries and suspensions.
“It’s more difficult for us to put a squad together but we are going to work hard and see where that takes us.”
Regular left-back Cisma is expected to play as an emergency right-back on Monday night against Rayo Vallecano, due to Damien Suarez’s suspension, and admits it is not a position he is overly familiar with.
“I’ve only played there three or four times and at Rayo we are going to need to give 200 per cent to take anything. I’d have preferred them to have lost their last game to Deportivo as it means they would be more relaxed, but now they are obliged to win.
“However, despite everything that is happening at the club we are only a stone’s throw away from climbing out of the relegation zone,” he maintained.
Elche are currently second bottom of La Liga with 17 points and sit just one point away from safety.