Celta Vigo boss Antonio Mohamed has told his players that they must beat Alaves on Friday evening.
Abelardo’s visitors will be more than happy to make the rather annoying trip to Galicia on Friday evening as they look to top of the table.
A victory would see them head into the weekend top and one point above Sevilla, who sit a top of the table on 16 points.
A stark contrast to last season’s league start, Alaves have been sublime and the 1-0 win over Real Madrid just before the Nations League interval has seen them put themselves amongst the title contenders.
Celta, who began the season well themselves, have since dropped in form, conceding late goals and costing themselves points, going five games without a win at present.
An impressive 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid earlier in the season is their last moment to smile about and Antonio Mohamed’s side will be looking to bounce back on Friday.
Seven of Celta’s eight games this season have seen both teams score, making this tie, an interesting fixture.
So what has Celta boss Mohamed been telling reporters?
“I am very energized, tomorrow is the day, we have to play well and beat Alaves. We have to give back to the fans everything we did not do in the previous games.
“We could have done with more time to prepare but we have to adapt and give our all for this game.”