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“We will continue to fight despite the challenges”
“We will continue to fight despite the challenges”

Miguel Álvarez says Villarreal B will look to surprise Albacete BP despite their numerous absentees (Monday, 8:30pm CEST)

Miguel Álvarez appeared before the media this Sunday to analyse the match against Albacete Balompié, which will be played this Monday, at 8.30pm CEST, at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

He was excited about the challenge of beating the side from La Mancha, despite the difficulties and the innumerable absentees that the B team have to face: “We’re approaching the game with calm, despite the adversity. I focus on what I have. It’s true that we have a lot of absentees, but complaining won’t bring them back. We have a very good and long week of work as the match is on Monday. All in all, we’re going to prepare for the game in a way that will bring us closer to winning at home and keep us in the fight for survival, which is a very nice objective.”

In the same vein, Miguel Álvarez has advocated turning the page on the game against Amorebieta: “It was full of adversity. What happened to Álex Forés was crazy. It was a very hard tackle, which resulted in a broken tibia. It’s inexplicable that VAR didn’t come into play, but now we have to look forward. We have a very nice game to play against a rival who have won their last five games.”

The head coach is not expecting an easy match at La Cerámica: “I’m expecting a very difficult game. They’re a team that have taken 15 points from a possible 15 in the last few games and we have a lot of adversity, but we’re going to face it with the maximum enthusiasm to win the game.”

With regard to the season, Miguel Álvarez values the competitiveness of his players in a very tough division: “The team plays well and has a good feeling in the matches. We are training players, but we also want to stay in the category. It’s not easy and it doesn’t always depend on us, but what does depend on us is to help them grow and become professionals. It is very difficult what we have done. To compete in the category for two years like this. Very few subsidiaries manage it”.