Calleja: “Defending well will be the key to salvation”

Javier Calleja placeholder image, technician of the Deportivo Alaves, is clear about the path that his team must follow to achieve permanence in the First Division. “I give a lot of importance to having the ball but the key is going to be defending well. We defend en blocWe defend as a team and the defenders the first thing they have to keep in mind is that they are defenders. We have an experienced defense, who has been playing together for many years, knows the club well and there we have to become strong, “said Calleja in a video released by LaLiga.

In addition, the coach of the Vitoria team also considers essential the work that can be carried out by the footballers who accumulate more experience in the dressing room. “The captains are the ones who have been around the longest, they know perfectly what Alavés is, the culture, the idiosyncrasy of the club and that they have to infect the rest. The rest of us have to get a little closer to them, know what feeling is here to hold on to it and pull all together. They are captains, they are players with a lot of experience who know what it means to be an Alavés player, to be a player of First division and they are the first to set an example so that the day-to-day and work is positive ”, he valued.

Calleja also appeals to Joselu and Lucas Pérez to get salvation. “They are two great forwards who also understand each other very well. They are decisive players and we have to take advantage of them ”, he stressed.

Finally, the Madrid coach transferred a message of hope to the Alava fans: “Let’s hope that when we get to the last game we are in an area that allows us to depend on ourselves, that we don’t have to look at other results.”

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