Spanish football

Araújo: "Sunday is final, we play the future" – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


What happens to the team?

Since I arrived, we've been down there and tried to train more and do different things, but I think now the coach is doing everything he can to get it going. I see the team committed and I think the results will come, but more work needs to be done. It is a difficult situation.

Is it a matter of self esteem and confidence or is it a quality issue?

I believe quality exists, I think it's another matter of fighting, competing, throwing each ball knowing that we are playing to go to Second Place or stay in First. We have to understand that we are playing our future.

Some of his colleagues and even the president himself maintain the faith of entering Europe. Do you think the speech is wrong?

Everyone may say, but the reality is that we are now depressed and what we need is to win. Then we'll see what we are fighting for, but now we have to fight to get out of where we are.

After 16 days, the goals begin to be very focused.

Yes, yes, each day marks what you are fighting for and what you are fighting for. Our pending issue is how to compete and fight all the balls to death.

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What has changed with Óscar García?

All coaches have their ideas and it worked for us with each one. It is unfortunate that in such a short time we have changed a lot of coaching. Oscar tries to give us the competitiveness we are looking for. The team tried to understand and we will fight it. Now what we need is triumphs, not playing well or with quality, now all we have to do is win.

The calendar now faces direct rivals.

We need the points and Sunday's game is a final. The reality is that you have to win.

It's hard to talk about the end as early as December.

It's reality. You have fallen and if you do not start scoring you will stay and they will leave. We are playing permanence; If we wait for the next game or the 25th day, it will be too late. We need to evaluate now.

Get LaLiga's worst visitor, is it a double-edged sword for you?

We leave the statistics to you, what matters is winning.

Well, I'll give you another statistic. If they don't win the next two games, it will be Celta's worst result in a calendar year in the last seventy years.

We cannot ignore this data, but I hope to win both games and it will not be fulfilled.

How do you rate your year?

It was not good for anyone. When I arrived, I didn't know LaLiga and I made a lot of mistakes, but now I'm more excited about Spanish football and I tried to improve.

Choose the best and worst moment of 2019

Being saved was the best. The worst times are many, but whenever you hire a coach, no matter who you are, as a soccer player, it's a big failure. The dismissal of each of the coaches was the worst for me, which hurt me the most.