Perez: ‘Depor won’t go down’

Deportivo la Coruna winger Lucas Perez is adamant the Galicians will not suffer relegation this season.

Depor are currently two places clear of the drop zone, level on points with both Almeria and Levante, but Perez insists there is no way the club will go down.

“The only thing that is not going to happen is that Deportivo will be among the bottom three,” said a defiant Perez, who is on a season-long loan at Riazor from PAOK with an option to buy.

“I’ve said it from the first day. We won’t be going down because we have a great group here.

“Look at Manuel Pablo and how he did on Sunday after not playing for a while. This kind of unity is what will help us stay in La Primera.”

Perez also spoke of the change on the bench made recently, with the axed Victor Fernandez making way for former player Victor Sanchez.

“We are very pleased with Victor. We’ve got to give him time and help him to adapt so we can learn as quickly as possible the kind of football he wants to put over to us.

“If we have to watch videos for five or six hours a day it won’t be a problem as he intends to give us as much information as possible.

“He has different ideas to Victor Fernandez and proposes other things, so we’ll keep on trying.”

The 26-year-old went on to comment on his own plans and admits he does not know what the future holds.

“Depor have told me they want me to stay and that’s what I want. This is my home but it doesn’t depend on me.

“I still have two years left on my contract with PAOK and I have a long summer to discuss my future.

“If right now Depor were mathematically safe then we could talk about it, but we are not,” he added.

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