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Jaume Costa: “We expect a tough game”

The defender looks ahead to our trip to Cádiz CF

Jaume Costa believes he and his team-mates will need to be at their best ahead of our trip to Cádiz CF this weekend.

As we begin to enter the business half of the season with the goal of staying up on course, our defender says we will have to keep working hard to ensure we get results.

"We foresee a pretty tough match, pretty intense,” Costa told club media. “They are not in the best situation. We know that they will come out with a lot of desire [to win].

"It has been a hard-fought first half of the season. The team makes an effort and works hard during the week to then face the matches in the best possible way and get the results.

"Obviously, we are aware that we haven't done the job yet. We have to keep fighting and working, our intention is to get as many points as possible to achieve the first objective, which is to stay up, and from there, dream and believe, and know that we have to give everything until the end of the season to meet our objectives."

Costa spent a season on loan at Cádiz during his formative years and has fond memories of his time on the south coast.

"The truth is that I remember it very positively. It was the first time I went away from home, outside Valencia. I think I was about 20-years-old and I had a hard time adapting.

“The people there are very friendly and very nice. They helped me a lot, but I was a young kid, I came from the Valencia reserve team and in the end it was hard to adapt.

“I played very little, but it made me mature and grow and in the end, my work and my effort at that time meant that the following year I was signed by Villarreal with the coach I had had in Cadiz, Javi Gracia. Therefore, I can only have words of thanks for the way they looked after me there.”