‘We want to pass, but the priority is Ponferradina’

“We are hurt, we know that the dynamics are not good and that right now the streak is negative. We have to turn this situation around anyway. Everyone, me first, we have to step forward and the players have to bet on giving their best version, “he declared. Francisco, which made it clear from the first moment that the visit Lugo It will be “a new opportunity for the less common and for young people”, in a new challenge that can help the team “to gain confidence and serve us for the League”, because the priority is “Monday against Ponferradina”.

Girona’s intention is to “pass the tie”, but the Andalusian coach is not too concerned if the opposite occurs. “As we have started the season and at the moment that we find ourselves with casualties and injuries, we could think that even the Cup bothers us, but it is a competition that footballers like. The small teams want to surprise and even if it is without an audience we want to move on, “said Francisco, who believes that the fact of playing at home gives something more importance to the tie. “Playing at home can help us win and gain more confidence for the second round, where we need to get better results.

New opportunity for the youngest

The Cup will once again be an opportunity for young people, to whom Francisco is giving a lot of prominence this season. “They know what I think and that my pulse will not shake if one day I have to put them on. I have already shown it throughout the season and it will continue to do so. They work and are here because they are good and because they show it to me. Tomorrow they will have minutes ”, declared the coach about the Ramón Terrats, Pau Víctor, Arnau Martínez or Álex Pachón.

Girona will face Lugo, a rival that Francisco considers that, like his own, “their priority will be the League, but I don’t think they will come 1,200 kilometers away to pass. The less common will want to demonstrate ”, he concluded.