Stuani: Beating Madrid is difficult but not impossible
Espanyol striker Stuani Cristhian has told reporters that to “beat Madrid in the Bernabeu is difficult but not impossible” and has admitted he would personally hope his team are lucky enough to “get the win on Sunday”.
The Uruguayan explained: “In the dressing room we are convinced of what we do, every day we are working to prepare for the next game, trying to correct issues. We would like to finish the first round with 17 points, but we have to go game by game.”
Stuani will take to the field at the Santiago Bernabeu wearing a protective mask after suffering a broken right cheekbone. “I feel good and I’m getting better every day” he said.
There has been talk that another striker may arrive during the January transfer window but the player remains unconcerned: “What I have in mind now is that the team can get a streak of wins. There is always talk of transfers at this time, it’s normal”.
When questioned about the recent sacking of manager Pochettino, the player preferred not to talk about it other than to say that he [Pochettino] “has done a great job at this club and we all know that” and that the change of coach “implies more demands of the squad” in order to impress new incumbent Javier Aguirre.