Esnaider: Getafe know the importance

Juan Esnaider insists Getafe know the importance of their week 37 game against Sporting Gijon as their last three fixtures have carried similar weight.

El Geta host Sporting with the teams level on points in the bottom three with two rounds of matches to play, Esnaider having been told he’ll be kept on by the Madrid club if he keeps them out of the Segunda.

“The message to the players is no different than last week. The game involves the same difficulties, the same importance as the last three weeks. We know the importance. We play for the whole season in this match,” Esnaider said, AS reports.

“We’re in good shape. This week has been long but we’re prepared for this vital game. Ideally we’ll manage the anxiety and the nerves but it is very difficult. Who handles the anxiety might decide a lot about the match. We went wrong last weekend but the attitude helped us grow.

“I’m hoping for the best atmosphere [at Coliseum Alfonso Perez] in years. A full pitch and atmosphere, that’s what makes football beautiful. That’s the most important thing, for me, there are a lot of beautiful things and one of them is to live through these situations.

“I’m not thinking about a draw. We’ve prepared to win this game and that’s our idea. I don’t think about the next game, this is our game.”

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