‘Malaga cannot afford to daydream…’

Malaga Coach Jose Gonzalez insists his side ‘cannot afford to daydream’ ahead of their crunch relegation clash at Deportivo on Friday.

The Andalusian club won their first match under Gonzalez’s spell with a victory over Villarreal last week but remain rooted to the foot of the table ahead of their clash at second-from-bottom Depor.

“We will try all we can to avoid relegation but we cannot afford to daydream,” Gonzalez told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as cited by Marca.

“I have all the reasons in the world to believe in my players and we arrive for this game in a better position than ever because of our victory against Villarreal.

“That win has provided us with a much-needed boost because before that we were mentally crushed, but now the situation has changed.

“This week has been easier because of the improvement in the spirit and attitude of the players, but we will not be drawn into any hypothetical situations.

“We must score and win at Deportivo, we know our situation…but we must not underestimate them.”

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