Elche boss Fran Escriba has warned his players to be wary of Espanyol’s ambition ahead of the clash at the Power8 Stadium on Monday.
“I see Espanyol as an ambitious team that does not give anything away to anyone,” he told a Press conference.
“In recent years they’ve run out of objectives at this point of the season but right now they will not want to relax.
“They have quality in all areas of the pitch with some very good players up front and will not have any problem in staying up.
“We are going to have to start well and be switched on right from the very first minute because we’ve got three really important games coming up within the space of six days.
“We are a small squad and will not be able to play the same line-up in them all so we’ll need to use everyone, but we intend to take things game by game,” he asserted.