Espanyol faces this Tuesday CF Peralada in a game that has to be useful "to give minutes to all players" and "to grow", as noted Gallego
First match. First commitment. First test. RCD Espanyol will begin the friendly matches of preseason this Tuesday (19.30 hours) against CF Peralada, in the Municipal of Peralada. It will be the first opportunity for the white and blue to show their competitive gene, as requested by David Gallego. The manager, however, has pointed out that "there are people who give a lot of importance to the result. For me it is not decisive. What I want is for the players to start competing for at least 45 minutes. We're going to try to get the vast majority to play. We want to see what has been worked all this time to see what state we are in. That's above the result. I don't want to do things to win that won't help me grow. We want to grow to reach the first match of the Europa League in the best possible conditions”.
“Borja Iglesias and Mario Hermoso are players in our squad. They are training at their best, just like the others. They are Espanyol players and I work with them". "Of course", was his answer when asked if he thought of both for this first friendly.
On the other hand, the manager has also referred to the incorporation of Matías Vargas and has congratulated the sport direction "because it is trying to give me the best tools to increase the competitiveness in the team with respect to last season. The incorporation of Vargas goes in that sense. He can give us a lot of versatility together with the players we have, who are very good".