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Luis García Plaza: ‘Today I have to give all the players a 10’

The boss reflected on our 2-0 victory over AD Alcorcón in his post-match press conference

Luis García Plaza was in a jubilant mood in his post-match press conference after we stretched our unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 win over AD Alcorcón in the capital. Find out what the boss had to say about our performance, the goals and the fixture schedule ahead below:

On the game...

“The team has tremendous morale. That’s seven games without losing. Today we had a great game, like the other day, but this time the ball has gone in today. I’m very happy for everyone. Keeping this run of not losing in this division is the key. This is a very long battle. We must continue because on Thursday we have yet another game.

“After two draws in which the team deserved more, it was important to win. We have to recover well because we cannot lower our form. What we’re doing well is if the team can’t win, we at least don’t lose. I have to give all players a ten today."

On rotation...

“There will always be players playing more than others, but in this run of games everyone is important. We must study the opposition and assess what our chances are ahead of other games. I don’t want to highlight anyone in particular today. Everyone has had a great match. I’m planning to make five or six changes for Thursday. It’s not easy to keep up this run. We have to be optimistic, but we continue like this also.

"The players are working day-by-day. The season is very long and we will have many days together. We need all players to be able to play at this pace and with this intensity. I have the starting XI in my head, but I have to see how the players recover. We have picked up the system well. Let's see who is in good condition for Thursday and then Sunday.”

On a record run of seven clean sheets... 

“The clean sheet run will break, but at least we don’t lose. Manolo is having a good season, but the defensive success is everyone’s. From the forwards, who pressure well, all the way through to him."