Clarence Seedorf believes his Deportivo side must attack from minute one against Malaga on Friday night if they want to secure three points.
Both sides are expected to be playing in La Liga 123 next season after dismal form this term, but with neither side being mathematically down – a win is a must on Friday evening.
With only 37 between them this season, neither side has been able to secure a decent run, despite Depor having installed Clarence Seedorf as boss.
Depor sit three points ahead of Malaga but need to close the gap on the safety places – sitting five points from Levante, who are in 17th.
Their biggest problem however, is that – they are yet to win in their least 15 games in the league.
And, Seedorf has told his players that they must attack from the first whistle if they are to rectify that poor record.
“The important thing is how we go out since minute one. I have the hope that we can achieve what the club and the fans deserve,” he told reporters.
“I am always optimistic, because I am like that. We have seen that they can compete in each game. I have faith and see a lot of possibilities of staying at Primera.”
Whilst Malaga were shock winners over Villarreal last weekend, it remains to be seen if they can mount a decent relegation survival bid.
80% of Malaga’s away matches this term in La Liga have ended in defeat, meaning they have the worst away record in the league.
And, Seedorf chose to discuss the Andalusian’s similar problems to his own side’s, saying: “Like Depor, they aren’t achieving the results that they deserved. It’s a team with balance, fast and dangerous players. We are penultimate and went to the Metropolitano deserving a lot more.
“The standings don’t determine the value of a team. For me Málaga deserved more for what they did on this year, so we must be careful.”