SpanishTOIt admits that the chip change of the equipment already began to take place at the end of the last year
Recognizes that being one of the key players motivates and does not press him
David Lpez is one of the essential pieces of this Espanyol that is exciting at the beginning of the campaign. The canterano demonstrates an ambitious, courageous and, in addition, non-conformist discourse. Recognize that no limits are set and hope to celebrate a win away from home in the next two days, Huesca and Valladolid. They are aware that they need to beat Cornell away to stay in the privileged zone.
- He has missed three games this season, something indito in you.
- Yes, but now the injury is already forgotten. They are some discomfort in a scar and I have to continue treating it, but I have no pain. I had not missed an encounter for a long time and, suddenly, three. It has been a couple of weeks, but with the bad luck that there was a day in between and it has been long.
- He is one of the essential players for this Espanyol, has a lot of pressure?
- Really, I like it, because I like to feel valued, that the club took a step forward in summer. In addition, you see an important project, where things work and being one of the important pieces motivates more than pressure. I feel comfortable and, also, where I want to be
- This year, you and Mario Hermoso are untouchable in the axis of the rear.
- When he arrived, it was seen that he was a boy with potential, a very good physicist, an exceptional balneal touch … He lacked 4 5 details tactically speaking that he is already taking them and the issue of confidence, of being calmer. This year with the bet of the master is giving his best version. I understand very well with him, we have very good coordination, something key in the back line.
- Why is the team the third most solid of LaLiga?
- The boss already said that he was betting on a very colorful, happy game, of having possession but without taking great risks and also thinking about the defensive aspect. In the end it is a very important issue because you attack with a lot of people and there is a vigilance aspect that is key to maintain it to continue with the possession. That we have already very dominated, assumed and we must not forget. In addition, years ago we sat very comfortable defending and that we have not lost and is serving us.
- Only eight games have been played, but it seems that Darder's words in summer already warned of the ambition of this team.
- The message was very clear, obviously had to read between lines. There was an idea of illusion, ambition, to go for all the games, not to have any kind of prejudice, or fear of playing against the big ones, to go to important fields … that ambition is what the coach has taken us since he arrived. . The team has assumed it, has internalized it very well and we are demonstrating it.
- What was more important when Rubi arrived, the tactical or psychological work
- A little mixture of everything. Luckily, finishing well last season helped us because we realized that we were not so bad, that we were able to win in Wanda or Motilivi and that reinforced us to start well. The arrival of Rubi gave us illusion, ambition, the idea of improving, of seeking perfection … right now we are not satisfied with what we have done.
- Where is the roof of this Espanyol?
- Do not put it on, just look match by match. Now comes Huesca and then Valladolid, which is the subject that remains pending, to improve outside. It's a good time to change that streak.
- Why are they the best team at home and, on the other hand, they do not win out?
- It is clear that an important plus is the fans and at home it gives us a lot of strength, it helps us to be pushed from the start and seeing how people enjoy reinforces us. But we have to move it outside the home, feel comfortable with the ball, not have pressure and know how to manage the matches in order to win them.
- To conclude, Quique Snchez Flores spoke last week and said that you are an emotionally sensitive team.
- We must forget about the past and think about the present. There have been players who did not reach their maximum level or did not find their moment of confidence. He always referred to emotions and they were not emotionally at one hundred percent. Melendo, Marc Roca or Hermoso, for example, did not have as much participation and now with more confidence they have come up.