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Luis García Plaza: ‘We will face the game with optimism and motivation, despite the injuries’

The boss looked ahead to our trip to Real Madrid in his pre-match press conference

Luis García Plaza says his side must be at their best ahead of our trip to Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. 

We head to the capital to face the league leaders in what will be out toughest test of the season so far, although the boss believes there is plenty to build on and his side can head into Matchday Six with plenty of confidence.

"We head into the match with optimism and motivation, despite the injuries we have,” he told journalists at his pre-match press conference. “We will try to compete to the maximum. For these matches I care more about RCD Mallorca than the team we have in front of us, because all their players are good. We have to defend well but also try to have the ball, because when you don't have the ball against Madrid, you suffer a lot.

"In this beginning of the league we are at a spectacular level in defence, and offensively, I think we can be more decisive. To have eight points at this point and seeing what others have done, is something to be happy about. Apart from the points, the feelings I’ve had so far are very good. I’m very happy but with my feet on the ground. The season is going to be very tough.”

With a number of players unable available for selection in defence due to injury or in rehabilitation, Plaza believes his squad has enough depth to cover each position ahead of a fixture which will see Take Kubo face his parent club.

"Rotations at the beginning of the season are very important, so that all the players feel useful,” he continued. “I think there is a lot of equality in the squad. I'm not afraid of giving a youth player their debut. It's a difficult moment for us because of the departures and that's what the youth team is there for. 

"I think Take has the quality to be at a big team. He has to keep growing and taking steps. He has the level and quality to play one day at Real Madrid.”

MLL / Weekly Agenda

19 OCT

14:00 Son Bibiloni

Entrenamiento

Entrenamiento a puerta cerrada.

20 OCT

14:00 Son Bibiloni

Entrenamiento

Abierto los primeros 10 minutos para los medios de comunicación.

21 OCT

10:30 Son Bibiloni

Entrenamiento

Entrenamiento a puerta cerrada.

22 OCT

11:00 Son Bibiloni

Entrenamiento

Entrenamiento a puerta cerrada.

23 OCT

14:00 Camp de Mestalla

Match

Day10 Valencia CF - RCD Mallorca

24 OCT

10:30 Son Bibiloni

Entrenamiento

Entrenamiento a puerta cerrada.

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