‘Atletico La Liga’s best defence’

Deportivo La Coruna Coach Victor Sanchez believes Friday’s opponents Atletico Madrid may have the best defence in La Liga.

Victor spoke to reporters prior to the game at Riazor and commended Diego Simeone’s team, and spoke of what Deportivo would need to offer to come away with three points.

“They’re a powerful opponent, possibly with the greatest defensive ability, and then individuals who are specialists in taking advantages of mistakes by the opponent,” he warned, AS reports.

“This year they have a big squad and that can explain the ups and the downs in performance, but they’re on the ascendancy, with players like Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, who is in great form, and Jackson Martinez, who is adapting to this way of working.

“We have to have a high performance throughout, a collective performance to curb their individuals.

“We put ourselves on the same level [as the opponent] and work with great intensity, something that we didn’t have in the last match, in the 50-50s and the challenges. We also need to have full concentration.”

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