Abelardo Fernandez: Alaves’ objective remains survival

Current manager of Deportivo Alavés, Abelardo Fernandez believes Alaves’ objective remains ‘staying up’, even after they came into the weekend as Liga leaders.

Abelardo side ended Friday evening top of the table after they won 1-0 at Celta Vigo with Tomas Pina’s finish. However, Abelardo went ahead to declare that his side were not getting carried away as they’ve also had some luck.

“Our objective is to stay up,” the Coach said after the game via Football Espana.

“We won’t stay here, but no-one can take away the huge satisfaction of us going to sleep as leaders.

“Of course it’s amazing that we have 17 points at this stage of the season. We’re playing well, but we’ve also had some luck.

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“We started the game very well, had a very good spell for 10-15 minutes and pressed Celta close to their only box.

“We managed to control their breaks and the balance that Tomas Pina gave us in the midfield was important.

“After that, we weren’t overwhelmed because we barely endured any dangerous situations.

“I’m delighted with how my players fared against a complicated team to face like Celta.”

 

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