Abelardo, new trainer of the Espanyol / Photo: Twitter RCD Espanyol


Abelardo, without fear: "It is not an impossible mission to win against Barça"

Published:3/01/2020 - 18:52h

Updated:3/01/2020 - 18:52h

Abelardo has been chosen by Espanyol to save the team from the relegation positions he occupies right now. The Spaniard will debut before Barça and at a press conference he made it clear that he believes his team can beat the Catalans

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The RCD Espanyol decided to change of trainer in Navidad and presented to Abelardo Fernández in the day before of new year. The Asturian, ex player of the FC Barcelona, among others, substitutes to Pablo Machín, that was ceased by fault of his bad results. The ex technician of the Alavés appeared in press conference before the derbi against the culés and ensured that it does not have fear and that believes in the possibilities of his new team.

"It is not an impossible mission win him to the Barça. In the football can play horrible and win, is of the few sports where sucede. If we want to win we have to be to 200% in attack and defence, but no only in front of the Barça, but in front of any one, as it is very equalised this League. The team is very ilusionado and to see which raisin. I do not renounce to at all and tomorrow are 3 points more", confirmed the one of Gijón.

The press asked him to the ex Barcelona if the group barcelonista is worse that other years, but he ensured that those that have taken a step forward are his rivals. "I do not think that it was worse, is that the feeblest have improved and is all more equalised, Besides, have learnt to counter to the Barça in concrete appearances. To the 'big' now costs them more take out party because the small have improved", commented.

Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann are the big threat culé in front of which will have to lidiar the Espanyol in the derbi. Abelardo, nevertheless, think that the best for the 'pericos' is to centre in his party and no in the individualities that has the Barcelona. "Only I think in the Espanyol, do not concern me of Messi or Suárez, as for me the most important are my players. If they surrender the best possible, go to put in aprietos to the Barça", signalled.

The Asturian insisted in that the three points in front of the blaugrana are vital and left clear that gives him the same play well or badly if it attains to mark. "It would conform me with playing bad and win, as we are. If we do a good party and compete, will give a small step although we do not win. But now we need results and why will not be the one of morning the first?", it affirmed.

Abelardo, with win to win to his Barça

The past barcelonista of Abelardo, according to his own words, will not interfere in this derbi. The one of Gijón does not hide his past, but ensures to be proud and happy to be able to be now in the Espanyol. "I face it with total naturalidad. I will not be able to complain of my past as I am proud of the 8 years that was in the Barça, but now am prouder to be in the bench perico. I have left me the skin by all the clubs where have been. And tomorrow it would carry me a joy tremenda can win to the Barça, that to anybody fit him doubt", recognised to finalise.

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