Gaizka Garitano insists he feels “invincible” as Deportivo La Coruna boss, despite the side having yet to win away from home this season ahead of Malaga.
Depor head to La Rosaleda this Saturday on the back of just two victories in 12 matches and only a point above La Liga’s relegation zone, in stark contrast to Malaga, who can leapfrog into the top half with a fifth straight home triumph.
“I expect a Malaga side very high in morale after an unexpected result,” the Coach said at a Press conference.
“Malaga are a good, top-flight team. Above all, they’re on a fantastic run at home, winning games and come into this match with a lot of confidence after their draw at the Camp Nou.
“They’ll be a difficult team for us to face and it’ll be a difficult match for them like we’ve shown in every game.
“Still, it’s true that away from home we have to take a step forward.
“It’s a very, very important game, in which we’ll try to get our first victory away from home. It’d be a step forward if we got it.
“We have to improve because we’re playing well at Riazor, but away from home we need more and we need to take that step.
“I think this is a good opportunity to improve away from home, and we have a precious opportunity in front of us.
“Our morale is very good, despite the weekly blow of not getting a good result.
“On a personal level I’m feeling invincible, eager and energetic, even though we’re not winning the prize that we’re after.
“I’ll make some changes to the line-up, although not many, but losing Ryan [Babel] is a setback because he’d been helping the team after taking a while to get fit.
“It limits our attacking possibilities, but I remain optimistic about getting our first victory of the season away from home because we’re close, very close to it.”