Victor on Depor’s ‘first final’

Victor Sanchez has talked up the importance of Deportivo La Coruna’s ‘first final’ against Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday.

A change in Coach has failed to signal a shift in the Galicians’ fortunes as they languish in the relegation zone, without a win in their last 12 matches, but the former Spain international insists his side will be much improved against the Yellow Submarine this weekend.

“We’ve addressed all our problems and tended to the things we thought needed attention,” he said at a Press conference.

“The attitude of the team will be exemplary. The match [against Villarreal] is vital and our first of [four] finals.

“[On an incident with Depor supporters], it’s in the past. Now we’re in the present and only focused on [Saturday’s] game.

“We have a big game coming up and can only afford to think of that.

“There’s no getting around it. What matters to me is the physical and mental state of the players.

“I’m confident that the fans will be supporting the team from the first to the last minute because they know that’s important.

“The fans have always supported the team and know this part of the season is very important for players.

“Although things haven’t gone as we’d have liked, their support is important.

“Villarreal are a very-organised team and make it difficult for you to score against them.

“We’ve worked hard to create chances and be effective, but they have some good individuals.

“[On Sergio Asenjo’s ACL injury], it’s hugely disappointing when a player suffers a recurrence of a long-term injury.”

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