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Garcia: The match against Rayo is crucial

by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Getafe manager, Luis Garcia insists that his team is prepared to take on cross-town rivals Rayo Vallecano in their last match of the first round and is hoping three points will erase last week’s devastating loss to Sevilla out of their minds ahead of the final half of the season.

Luis García

In his pre-match press conference, Garcia spot about the match against Sevilla, but doesn’t feel that from this point on, every game should be a final, like last season.

“At the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan we played a bad game.  Against Barcelona last Wednesday we recovered our group effort and the intensity that helped us get these good results from previous matches.

“We can’t say that it’s the first final of the season.  We are facing an important match that’s vital for us to change the dynamics within the team than the position in the table.  We must get back to enjoying football and recovery the good feelings we had.  If we win, I think it’s a good thing that we’d finish the first round with 26 points.”

Garcia then spoke about Rayo Vallecano and what the match means for them, as they are second bottom in the La Liga table.

“I’m sure Rayo will come in with a knife between their teeth.  Judging by his statements, Paco is looking to raise hell.  They know that if they let three or four more games get away from them, it will be very difficult to recover.

“Rayo is a different than all the others in the Primera.  There are others who say they play attacking football and are offensive, but Paco is different.  They are open, they come with a lot of players in the attack and are offensive, it’s a more exaggerated effort than mine.  It’s not working this year because they’re in the relegation zone.

“Rayo are team we haven’t beaten in the Primera and we’ll see if we can win this time.  Last year was difficult because we were better than them at the Coliseum. We want to beat them.

“When a team is in the top 10 it’s because they’re doing things the right way, or get back to being the team we were.  We were not very brave and we get back to being the team we were [before this poor run] then we will end up sixth or seventh.”

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