Friday, January 22

Almirón: “The need to win is normal, but I don’t feel an alarm”

Jorge Almirón, at the press conference at the Martínez Valero.  |  ECF

Jorge Almirón, at the press conference at the Martínez Valero. | ECF

Calm and confident in himself and in the team. This is how it was presented Jorge Almiron to the press conference prior to Elche’s game against Getafe this Sunday (18.30)But yes, aware that it is a vital party in the fight for permanence. He assures that there is no anguish to win after ten days without doing it, but he is clear that it is necessary to start adding three by three before the situation worsens, since right now the franjiverde team occupies relegation places to Second Division .

The Elche coach predicted that Sunday’s game against Getafe it will be tough and typical of the fight for relegation, so he pointed out that it will be vital to take care of all the details.

“It is a direct rival, we play as locals and we come from not adding, but we already knew that for us all the games are decisive,” commented the coach, who confirmed that only the loss due to injury of the midfielder counts for this match Tete Morente.

Almirón, whose team is in the relegation zone for the first time in several months, admitted the importance of the match and assured that Elche is ready for this type of match. “We know what tournament we are playing and the need we have to win, but I do not feel the alarm.” The technician highlighted the experience of Getafe, of which he recalled that his players have been playing together for a long time. “It is an important team with a long journey,” said the French-green coach.

In addition, he explained that ten-game winless streak It is due to “details and a question of hierarchy”, as he recalled that his team “has not been overwhelmed by any rival” during this phase of the competition. Jorge Almirón did not reveal if the team will play with a line of four defenders or, on the contrary, it will return to the system of three centrals, since he indicated that it must be prepared for any situation of the match, and confirmed that the club is already working in the winter market of signings.

“We are looking at options. It is not easy, because the budget is low and at this time of year there are few options, but we are seeing it, “explained Almirón, who insisted that Elche” came together quickly and needs many games together. “A squad was put together to compete in a short time and on a low budget. No rival passed us by. We are a competitive team that is going to continue improving “argued the Argentine, who admitted that the positive results are” important to build confidence. ”

“We knew that all the games were going to be decisive. We have to be very strong. Against Real Madrid we did a very good defensive job. Each party has its history. We have to continue. I trust the team and the squad. Getafe has a lot of experience. It is very well worked. It will be a tough game against a coach who is aware of all the details. «We knew from the beginning that all the games were going to be decisive. Now we have to be strong. The game is important, “said the Elche coach at a press conference, well aware that it is one of the duels identified as vital to begin to get the head out.

Almirón did not give clues about the line-up he will present, although he will maintain the base of the team that played against Athletic and surely Lucas Boyé will start.

Aleñá will debut with the Bordalás team at Martínez Valero

Carles Aleñá, a reinforcement of Getafe until the end of the season, completed his third training session with his new team and could count on his first minutes against Elche tomorrow. Getafe need a boost to turn around a compromised situation after falling to the edge of the relegation places in LaLiga Santander and being eliminated in the second round of the Copa del Rey by a Second Division B club like Córdoba . Aleñá’s arrival could be a breath of fresh air for a team that has not been able to fly back since the lockdown ended. In total, between the end of last season and the rounds that have been played in 2020/21, he has won only twenty percent of his matches.

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