Wednesday December 19 2012
La Real's need for speed

Real Sociedad Coach Philippe Montanier admits his side must rediscover their speed and scoring touch to beat Sevilla tomorrow.

La Real thumped Valencia 5-2 two weeks ago but have drawn their last two matches 1-1 and 0-0 with Getafe and Granada respectively.

“We will have to play with more speed, mobility and combativeness up front,” stated the Frenchman in his pre-match Press conference. “Because if we don’t we cannot beat anyone, as demonstrated in Granada.

“At home lately our failure to score goals is costing us but I hope this time we show up with more spark and play a good game.”

Montanier has faced calls for his sacking from the fans several times but is insistent that this has been not only a good season, but a good year for the Txuri-urdin.

“We want to finish well in 2012 and give everyone a gift. This year has been good for us, both the second round of last season and the first of this. But it will not be easy because we are facing a tough team that will try to prevent us.

“I’ve not used their last few games as a reference because they’ve finished with nine or ten players. I think the level they exhibited against Real Betis and Real Madrid was great, and it’s at times like that that you see they have the potential to be a Champions League team.”

13th placed Sevilla will draw level with 8th placed La Real on 22 points with a win at Anoeta.

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