“We hope that the Europa League be a turning point, ”he yearns Victor Sanchez, the blue and white template and the parakeet family. Europe as a mental springboard to refloat a team that makes water in the Spanish League. The visit of the modest Ludogorets Bulgarian tonight (21 hours) to RCDE Stadium shows up for the Spanish not only as a good occasion to track the European classification to sixteenths, but as an auspicious day to lift the flight, especially in his fief, where he has lost all six League games.
Víctor Sánchez, one of the most important voices in the blue and white wardrobe, expressed the feeling of the group before the European commitment: “It is an important party because it can be used to gain confidence and for people to enjoy; I hope the goals arrive and we all enjoy. In addition, a victory would leave the pass very on track, ”recalled the veteran player.
The blue and white debate
None of us will say that it bothers us to play the Europa League ”
In the blue and white environment, a current of opinion has been installed that considers that the Europa League is a nuisance for the development of Espanyol in the League, which is what worries. A vision that in the blue and white costumes openly reject. Starting with the coach, Pablo Machín. "Many would kill for playing the Europa League," the Soriano coach wanted to be graphic, for whom Espanyol "is a privileged one." He admitted, yes, that the European tournament "does not bother, but it does condition". Basically, because “you don't have all the time to recover or to prepare the League game. We must assume it and take advantage of the template we have, ”he said.
Víctor Sánchez also referred to the possible annoying effect of the intersemanal European party. “None of us will say that it bothers us to play the Europa League or that it is uncomfortable for the calendar. It is very exciting to be in this competition, "insisted the player, who acknowledged that" the League is costing more than advancing in Europe. "
The challenge of Espanyol is to close the week with two victories
The challenge of Espanyol is close the week with two wins, today before the Ludogorets to leave the European classification on track in the absence of two days of the group stage, and Sunday against the Athletic at Wanda Metropolitano, one of the most complicated displacements.
Repeating victory against the Bulgarians is within reach of Espanyol, which won on the third day, on October 24 in Sofia 0-1, with a goal of Victor Campuzano. “Winning them again would allow us to win a mattress to assume some mistake in the competition, but we considered the game as an opportunity to win against our fans. We want to give you that joy, ”explained Víctor Sánchez.
Ludogorets recover striker Keserü
Ludogorets arrives in Barcelona with the ambition to recover from the defeat of Sofia and regain the leadership of group H with a victory in Cornellà-El Prat. The Romanian center forward returns to the call Claudiu Keserü, the team's main offensive reference with 3 goals in the Europa League. The Romanian central will not be Grigore dragos, leave due to injury. It is also doubtful the goalkeeper of the Bulgarian team, the Brazilian Renan.