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Aleix Febas: ‘We’re going to do everything we can to stay in the Primera División’

The midfielder spoke about the club’s imminent return to training and keeping sharp during lockdown

Aleix Febas says he and his team-mates are ready to return to training as lockdown measures begin to ease across Spain.

With a handful of professional sectors now able to resume work and the general public given consent to exercise outside at allocated times, the midfielder believes getting back out on the pitch could hold the key to hitting the ground running should competitive football resume. 

“We’re a demanding group and we’ve been working hard, but in the end, training without the ball is not the same,” he said. “We need it. We need to go back to normal life, be with team-mates and make jokes.

"There will be few teams with the professionalism and methodology that we’ve followed. When you train at home, you’re motivated to work and be that little bit better than the day before, but it’s also true that it’s not the same kind of motivation as training at Ciudad Deportiva Antonio Asensio with your team-mates.

“It’s not going to be difficult returning to full training thanks to the group video calls we’ve been doing, so we’ve been able to maintain that contact and cohesion in the group. I think as a team we’re aware of what’s ahead of us. When the league does resume, we’ll be ready. The manager has insisted a lot on that: being ready for when everything comes back.”

Our last competitive fixture before the break was a 2-1 win at Eibar almost two months ago, but Febas believes we can quickly pick up our good form where it was left off.

"We really wanted to face Barcelona and that desire is still there. We will play a lot in the 11 matchdays that remain and we’re going to give it everything to stay in the Primera División. The fixture schedule is going to be very tight and everyone is going to have to go full pelt. I think we’ve got a very talented and large squad and that will be important for what comes next. Vicente Moreno has told us that he’s going to need us all.”