Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has said his side are already thinking about the game against Espanyol this week after losing 2-0 to Leganes at the weekend.
A halt in Getafe’s Champions League hopes
The home side packed out the Coliseum Alfonso Perez as their fans hoped to see another performance which would give them advantage in the race for Champions League qualification, however, Leganes were excellent as they produced arguably their best performance of the season.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have struggled for consistency this season but they stood firm as the likes of Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina looked to continue their goalscoring form for the home side.
Their surprising lack of goal threat though saw Getafe go behind just after the half time mark when Michael Santos struck following good work from left back Jonathan Silva.
As much as Jose Bordalas’ side pushed for a leveller, they failed to get one and allowed the away side to grab a second as Juanfran scored with ten minutes remaining on the clock.
The defeat keeps Getafe in fourth place but Alaves are now closing the gap with a two-point difference.
Bordalas confident ahead of Espanyol tie
“The team is already thinking about Espanyol, we have already risen and we only think about the next game”, he told reporters. “We are going to face a Espanyol that is a historic team, with a magnificent hobby and a great template.
“Your goal is to be in the middle – high zone and right now, after the last results you will want to regain your victory.
“They are with needs. They have very good players, with very creative players in midfield. We will have to make a great game, local are doing things right. ”
April fixtures will test Getafe’s worth
Tuesday night’s game with Espanyol will be followed by games against in-form Athletic Bilbao, Real Valladolid, Sevilla, Real Madrid and finishing the month with an away trip to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad.