In the lead up to Leganes match against Villarreal on Tuesday, head coach Asier Garitano has called upon his team not to relax until permanence is all-but guaranteed.
Garitano watched his side overcome Celta Vigo at the weekend as they moved 13 points above the relegation places to all-but confirm their La Liga status for next term.
Despite the gap, Garitano has challenged his players to keep on working and believes nothing is set until it is physically impossible.
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“We have not achieved anything,” he told reporters on Monday, “we are on the right track and taking thirty-nine points is fine but until we are mathematically safe, we have to keep fighting.
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Reflecting on his sides chances against Villarreal in Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday evening, he said he hopes for a similar result when they last met in the league where the visitors finished 3-1 winners.
“We were able to beat them at home in a very balanced match,” he added, ” in the Copa Del Rey we had a lot of luck, but Villarreal were very superior to us.”
Villarreal head into the clash off the back of a 1-1 draw against fellow Europa League dreamers Sevilla and Garitano expects the hosts to be in high spirits.
“We are going to have to play a lot better than that day to have some option,” he revealed, ” today they are fighting for Europe, they have come from a good result, we will see if we can compete and get something out But we do not have to do anything different because we’re pretty good.”
STRUGGLED AWAY FROM HOME
Garitano’s side boast one of the worst away records in the league having won three games on their travels all season with their last victory stretching as far back as October when they beat Malaga.
He puts the poor form down to the gulf of talents separating the smaller sides from many of the top clubs in the division.
“The differences are getting bigger from one team to another and this can happen,” he explained, “but the difficulty is great and you have to assess where you are, with whom we are fighting.”