Clarence Seedorf is still searching for his first win as Deportivo coach, but believes his struggling side are “still alive.”
Week-after-week Seedorf has claimed his players are starting to believe in their ability, and that he is confident of Deportivo improvement. But, the side is still languishing in 19th spot in the table.
After this weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Girona, Seedorf said,
“Two set-pieces led to them picking up all three points.
“Honestly, I didn’t see a dead team. Instead, I saw a team who were alive, who had come face to face with Girona. Everything’s gone perfectly for them this season.
“We’ve spent the last few weeks forging an identity. Now we’re suffering less, our opponents reach our box less easily and we’re creating more chances.”
When Deportivo appointed Seedorf after Cristobal Parrolo’s dismissal back in February, pundits were skeptical whether the Dutchman had the experience required to get the club out of the bottom three. Since Seedorf joined the club, they have only gained two points.
Deportivo now faces a must-win clash against fellow relegation contenders Las Palmas on Saturday. With only 10 games left in the La Liga schedule, Depor needs to pick up crucial points at home in order to keep any hope alive.