Darder believes that "at home we are strong and we will have to prove it" against a team that has deserved "to have more points than it has"
The current situation of Athletic Club sounds anomalous in the blue and white squad. Nobody trusts a team that has good players and, as Darder has said, "they have deserved, in a game, to have more points than he has. By template, they should be higher. "
He said that it is a team "with an assimilated system" and warns that "they have to take off", but also reiterates that "at home we are strong and we will have to prove it".
He keeps the illusion of the preseason intact and argues that this message is based in the dressing room. "We all think it can be an exciting season but from humility. There is a lot of equality and one week you can be first and if you lose you can go down to fifth, sixth or seventh. It's all very even. Our job is to keep winning matches and try to be hooked where we want to be”, he said.
He said that "it is an anecdote" that most goals of Espanyol have arrived in the second part "because we are making chances to get two or three goals per game."
He also considers that, against Athletic, it is necessary to have control of the game and explains that "if we are fine with the ball we can find spaces to do them wrong, but if we make mistakes they can put us in difficulties. We want to have the ball and we will have to adapt to get out of their pressure. It will be a different game".