Jemez believes Las Palmas will drop to Segunda

Jemez believes Las Palmas will drop to Segunda

February 26, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has told his players that they will be relegated if they cannot change their ways on the pitch, following the 0-0 draw with Leganes at the weekend.

The Gran Canarian side managed to hang on to a precious point against Leganes, thanks mostly to their goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola who made several fine saves but in truth, the result should of ended with a victory for the home side, who played the better football for large parts of the game.

A number of exits have participated to Jemez’s lack of attacking threat, allowing Loic Remy to join Getafe in January and seeing Jonathan Viera finalize his €11 million move to the Chinese Super League last week.

The closest they came was actually off a rebound off Unai Bustinza when the ball almost rolled in and Jemez has told his players they must become a better attacking threat, or they will face the drop.

“With Viera, we created the same or less,” the Coach said after the match.

“I want to see a different type of football, with more feeling of danger… we forgot to look for our opponents’ goal.

“We don’t have any great talents, but we’re better than what we showed here. We did well at the back but failed to take the ball to their goal.

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“If we attack like this, we’ll drop into the Segunda Division.”

Las Palmas now travels home to face La Liga leaders Barcelona on Thursday evening, but after Barcelona’s display on Saturday, Las Palmas fans will be very worried not to concede as many goals as Girona.

Leganes will face Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday.