Clarence Seedorf has said in the approach to the Friday night game with Girona that his players are now starting to believe in themselves.
Depor have gone 12 La Liga matches without a win and with coach Clarence Seedorf still awaiting his first victory, Friday night’s opposition Girona offer no respite.
The hosts head into the clash in great fettle having achieved 15 points from a possible 18.
Other than a slight blip against leaders and rivals Barcelona where Pablo Machin’s side were succumbed to a 6-1 defeat they have been this season’s surprise package.
Five wins in their last five home matches and managing to keep clean sheets in every single one has put the Catalan club in contention with a Europa League place.
They welcome a side who have struggled to escape the labours of a relegation dogfight and the odds are stacked against the visitors.
“During the week the boys had very good attention, we are ready to face a team with many good players, ” said the Dutchman.
“I believe that the strength of this team is the strength they all do together, very similar to the teams we have faced lately.”
Machin is predicted to name an unchange side from the team that has won three of their last four league games.
Aday Benitez is back available but is likely to be kept out of the starting eleven and the defence trio of Juanpe, Bernardo and Ramalho should remain untouched after some good displays.
Kickoff: Friday March 9th 20:00 GMT