The captain and goalkeeper of Hercules Ismael Falcon yesterday downplayed the fact that the team has to complete 100 kilometers every day he travels to L’Alfàs del Pi to train in the facilities of the Albir Garden Resort with the objective of preserve the pitch of the Rico Pérez stadium ahead of the resumption of the competition next Sunday (12.00) against La Nucía. Falcón maintains that this displacement, which began yesterday and will be repeated today, does not affect the team’s performance, while he considers “key” the return to daily work of players who have overcome their injuries such as Benja Martínez, Jon Erice, Raúl Ruiz, Pedro Sánchez and Armando.
“The staff welcomes him because we have to find the best conditions to work,” said Falcón after the first training session at the Albir Resort facilities. “It is an effort that we have to make, but the facilities where we have trained are fine and having to move does not affect performance and we must find solutions to day-to-day work and this field is fine,” added the goalkeeper, who removed iron to the problems that Hercules carries due to the endemic lack of its own field for training.
While waiting for the club’s facilities in Fontcalent to be used again, predictably in March, after several years of neglect, the Cubillo team is forced to travel to L’Alfàs del Pi due to the poor conditions of the stadium lawn Joaquín Villar athletics team that Hercules has worked on regularly since the season began.
“We are very excited to start the New Year well and finish the first round well,” said the Blue and White captain. “We are preparing the week well to reach the first game on Sunday against La Nucía in good condition, which is important and to continue the positive dynamics that the team had.”
To give continuity to this good line, Falcón considers the recovery of injured players “key”, who are already at the disposal of coach David Cubillo and some of whom, like Benja Martínez, have not yet made their debut in the League. “It is important for the staff that they are all available so that there is more competition and raise the level of the group,” he explained. We are recovering important players and the less injured there are in the infirmary, the better. It is key to get to Sunday well when we recover the injured.
The Hercules captain also applauded the club’s decision to offer the 50 oldest subscribers who are holders of this season’s Commitment card the fifty tickets available to witness Sunday’s game against La Nucía next Sunday. «It is a good detail of the club. All security protocol will be respected at this time. The Rico Pérez is a large stadium and social distance will be maintained, “he said. «It is a detail for those first 50 subscribers. Even if there are few people, whatever our fans come is good because we also need the public, as long as health regulations are respected, as will surely be done on Sunday.
Iván Forte, Tito Malagón and Galdón leave La Nucía
Two days after facing Elche in the second round of the Copa del Rey and visiting Hercules at Rico Pérez this Sunday (12.00), CF La Nucía announced yesterday that the club had left the midfielder of Elda Iván Forte, the winger Tito Malagón and midfielder Jorge Galdón. “The club thanks them for their work, dedication and professionalism and wishes them all the luck in the world in their new adventures,” said the rojillo club, which was reinforced in December with the incorporation of ex-green-green Aarón Ñíguez, and who could debut tomorrow before his former team.
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