Elche Coach Fran Escriba has commended Eibar for their success so far this season ahead of Monday night’s game against the Basques.
Minnows Eibar have taken a top-half berth into the second half of the season but have lost their last three games.
Escriba advised Eibar not to worry, pointing out that every team loses eventually, particularly against the quality of opposition Los Armeros have faced.
“The defeats are nothing unusual, if you look at the results and consider that one is against Atletico Madrid,” he told a Press conference, Marca reports.
“They are a well organised team who play well and know what to do. I want us to be in their situation after the game.
“Physically we are fine. The advantage of having a small squad is that everyone is involved and are in good shape.”
Escriba also pointed out that for Eibar’s ‘extraordinary’ campaign, an Elche win would take them only four points behind the hosts.