Manu Morlanes: We have to go for the win and give joy to the fans

Our midfielder discussed the final run in of the season

Manu Morlanes believes we must remain focused ahead of the season run-in as we head to Cadiz. 

Our midfielder has impressed since arriving on loan in January from Villarreal and is keen to ensure we get the job done and ensure our place in La Liga for another campaign. 

"We have had two days off to disconnect, to recharge our batteries,” he told club media. “We face this week, which we know is very important, in the best way. We are aware of the importance of Friday's match. And well, we are preparing what we consider, not a final because there are still four games left, but a very important game to ensure survival. 

"They are a very solid team; they don't let anyone play; they play their game. At home we have to try to do as we have been doing to try to get a victory and give the fans some joy.

"We were very close during the game against Bilbao [to ensure survival]. Friday is a perfect day to achieve that goal in front of our fans. We try to face the game as one more, knowing the importance of all home games, because in the end I think that the score we have now is largely due to home games. We will try to give continuity to the good streak we have at home.

Heading to the island to further develop his football having featured on eight occasions, Morlanes believes he has benefitted from his time in red and black. 

"Perseverance and hard work is what pays off in the end. That's why I've tried to wait, to try to adapt to what the coach asked of me and, luckily, the Valladolid game was a turning point, which went well and I was able to score a goal. Then, beyond that, the team has been able to get good results in the following matches, so I'm happy.

"This team is characterised by the soul it has, by the solidarity we all have. Those who play and those who don't play always try to contribute to the team. Those who come on as substitutes give their all, and I think that's the key to being so close to achieving our objective.”