Deportivo la Coruna midfielder Pedro Mosquera has conceded that next opponents Atletico Madrid are playing at ‘a high level’ right now.
The Galicians take on Diego Simeone’s men at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday having gone 12 consecutive La Liga games without victory, something Mosquera acknowledged was going to be hard to rectify.
“I think right now Atleti are playing at a very high level and this is going to be an extremely difficult game,” he told reporters.
“I saw their game with Valencia and they played very well, not only with the ball but without it, while combining well and helping each other.”
Depor go into the game with several players just one booking away from automatic suspension for the following game, which is against a direct rival in Levante.
Nevertheless, Mosquera believes they must not have that on their minds as they prepare for the visit to the Spanish capital.
“If we play against Atletico thinking of the following game then it is going to be very hard to get a result. We must go there to compete.
“We are Deportivo and we mustn’t feel inferior to anyone. Even though we are going through a bad streak, I at least have my morale high and we will have to play a great game.
“It’s obvious results have not been what was expected but we have to be calm about it, knowing we have a wide margin from the bottom three, yet we have to start getting points in threes, especially at home.”