Espanyol Coach Constantin Galca is more interested in avoiding relegation than hampering Barcelona’s title challenge.
The sides meet at Camp Nou on La Liga’s penultimate weekend and some of Galca’s players, most vocally goalkeeper Pau Lopez, appear more interested in harming Barca than helping Espanyol.
“You always have to think of your team and nothing else. We don’t have to upset anyone, just think of our game. We want to get points if possible. You have to work well as a team, be very organised and bold in attack,” Galca told a Press conference, AS reports.
“It’s a derby and of course they’ll go out for everything. We can’t have doubts, we have to be convinced about our team, bold and willing to do great work.
“We play against Barca and we need a point to be safe. We have to be close, as we have throughout the week. It’s important to rest well, because we already know what Barca is.”
Galca wasn’t interested in discussing a ‘Tamudazo,’ the name given to the game in 2007 when Raul Tamudo’s equaliser at Camp Nou gave the title to Real Madrid, nor his future on the bench.
“That’s history. Tamudo is history, his goal…We have to think about the game that’s coming and it doesn’t matter to me if a full-back scores, or a midfielder, or whoever,” he explained.
“I don’t think my future depends on Camp Nou. I’m focused on the match. In the future we’ll see what happens.”