The coach of the Eibar, Jose Luis Mendilibar, has indicated this Thursday that his team must win at least four games of those that remain to be able to maintain the category.
In his weekly appearance, after training in Atxabalpe, the gunsmith technician tried to take pressure off the crash this weekend against the Cadiz, against whom he does not believe that his team has an obligation to win, since against Huesca they did not do so and rose one place in the standings in a league that this year is “convoluted”,
In his opinion they are not “obliged” to win, but to do “everything possible” to try and he thinks that between now and the end of the season it will be necessary to win “four games” to save the category.
Mendilibar once again rejected that the match against Cádiz is a final. “I always say the same, – said Mendilibar – the finals are when there is nothing more to do and you cannot wait for the next game. If we think that from here to the end there are thirteen finals, you have to know how to play all those finals and it is very difficult to be trained for that week after week “.
Regarding his rival, he has stated that it is strange to him that Cádiz is a “thrashed” team, since they play “calm” in defense.
“They defend as a block,” said the gunsmith technician, “and they go up every time. It is also the game they want to play and so far they have been in a more or less good classification in a recently promoted team. Now we are all in a bag. not very big and losing with us they get into the same problems as the others, “he reflected.
The Eibar coach has stressed that Cádiz who is “convinced” of their style and believes that “rarely” they will push up, except in some “loose play”, while leaving one or two forwards “on their ball” , to hurt the opponent when they steal the ball.
The Biscayan coach said that it is not easy to change Eibar’s way of playing now when they have been practicing it for six years and they have no interest in modifying it either.
Mendilibar said that although Cádiz is a team that “has conceded a lot”, it will not be easy to score a goal and the important thing for Eibar above all is “not to give gifts”.