Marcelino wary of coaching change

Villarreal boss Marcelino admits Las Palmas’ coaching change “has broken our preparations” for Sunday’s match at Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas recently replaced Paco Herrera with former Spain international Quique Setien, forcing Marcelino to reconsider his methods on how to tackle the new boys.

“The change of Coach has broken our preparations,” he said at a Press conference.

“We had an idea of ​​how Las Palmas played before, and now, perhaps, they will approach the game differently.

“[On torrential rain at Gran Canaria], the match, not the state of the pitch, will determine the team I pick.

“Regardless of the rain, the conditions we’ll play in are far from ideal for a La Liga match, but they’re the circumstances which exist and we must adapt to them.

“We must compete and try to win by playing with intensity and without mistakes.

“[On back-to-back League defeats], we can only think about our next game.

“If you think about what you did before, you’re never going to change your dynamics.

“My team should focus all their attention on how to play this game and trying to win it.”

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