Sanchez Flores aiming to move past ‘bad moment’ with Depor winFebruary 23, 2018
Quique Sanchez Flores is hoping his side can come out of their ‘bad moment’ by beating Deportivo La Coruna on Friday evening.
Flores’ side have won just one of their last 11 away games in La Liga this season, conceding two or more goals in four of their last five games on the road.
Like Depor, they have struggled too and sit a disappointing 16th in the La Liga standings at present but they do approach the game with a fully fit side.
“We have to think positively and that we must have a good performance at the Riazor. We have to work and be strong, until things get better,” he told reporters.
“It’s not luck, luck usually accompanies the teams or individualities that work and ride on the back of good results, and we lack the results, we assume the moment and the difficulty, and the responsibility.”
Hosting boss Clarence Seedorf is in search of his first win as manager of Depor and Sanchez Flores is aware of the threat caused by the home side.
Nine games without a win and two under the guidance of the Dutch coach – has seen Depor struggling to keep pace with the relegation pack, sitting three points off safety.
Performances have been better under the former AC Milan midfielder, having lost narrowly by one goal to Real Betis and Alaves in their last two games.
” I do not think any team in the league is finished, they have great players and they can cause problems. It is not easy playing Depor, we have a big task, this Depor depend a lot on their strikers and if you fall asleep against them, they can be dangerous.”
The home side have Sidnei sidelined due to injury with a hamstring problem, whilst Federico Valverde picked up a knee injury last weekend and is likely to miss out.
Zakaria Bakkali is the other notable absentee after picking up his fifth yellow card last week, meaning he is suspended.
Sulley Muntari, signed earlier this week, is hopeful of making his debut for his new side.