Osasuna vs Real Valladolid

Osasuna Coach Javi Gracia believes his players will rise to the occasion of playing Real Valladolid tonight.

The sides are separated by only two points with Osasuna in 16th and Valladolid a place below.

Gracia has told his pre-match Press conference that everyone at the club is well aware of the importance of the fixture.

“We know what’s at stake. I’m convinced we’ll have a good performance,” AS reports Gracia as saying.

“The mood in the locker room is upbeat and we are eager to play and try to win at home after so long.

“It’s another final and the points are so important for the end of the season.

“The points are vital, critical, very important and we have to play this game as we need the points.

“A win would be another step towards safety.

“Valladolid are a team who do well on the road and especially [against Real Sociedad], where they played a great game and didn’t deserve to be beaten.”

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