This morning Marca revealed that a fight broke out in Las Palmas training on Thursday. The club is currently in a bad state and this ‘Las Palmas fight’ deepens the crises at the Gran Canaria club.
When Manolo Marquez resigned early on in the season due to not being able to handle the situation, it highlighted some deep issues in Las Palmas. After his stepping down, Pako Ayesteran took over. He has since gone on to become the first manager in history to lose 11 straight games in La Liga.
Los Amarillos face the task of playing Real Madrid in the Bernabeu this weekend. Even with Madrid’s poor form of late, Pako’s unwanted record looks like it will be extended to 12. Even with such a possibility, the former Liverpool coach has received the backing of his President: http://www.laliganews.co.uk/6967/las-palmas-sticking-fire-ayestaran/
Pako is in a difficult position even with the support of his President. With the club currently sitting 18th position in the league, its makes Pako’s job even more difficult. During training on Thursday evening behind closed doors, poor results and high tensions took came to a head between Loic Remy and Oussama Tannane.
The pair initially exchanged words during a friction filled game of football-tennis. After, Remy kicked a ball at Tannane while he was doing some push ups. This argument quickly degraded into a fight where fellow players had to break up the pair.
The two summer arrivals have been very close since the start of the season. Neither player speaks Spanish but both speak French and English. The remainder of the squad appeared shocked by the incident and could not understand the reasons behind the fight.
It will be interesting to see how this ‘Las Palmas fight’ effects it’s players in facing Real Madrid on Sunday. Can they take this fighting spirit and put it onto the field or slip further down the table?