Borja Sánchez: "We are aware that we have to improve"
The local lad blames the lack of goals on "low confidence", and believes that "scoring goals depends on everybody", while praising the team's defensive work
Academy graduate Borja Sánchez appeared before the Press this morning to analyse the team's situation following yesterday's defeat. "We are finding it hard to get results at home. The team hasn't been at its best, but we will keep fighting to get points from here to the end of the season."
Asked about the team's physical condition, Borja said that "we put in tremendous effort, but it's not being reflected in the results. Physically I think we're fine. Perhaps we are missing that spark, but we have to go into the final matches with everything we have."
Borja Sánchez also reasoned that "we go into every match looking to get the points. We have a winning mentality and that is how we are competing." The former youth-team player continued by explaining that the lack of creativity in attack could be due to a "lack of confidence, because we haven't been getting the results. I think you can see that, but the team is creating chances in every match. We aren't conceding many opportunities, but we are finding it hard to get the results."
Asked whether the only problem is in attacking areas, Borja stressed that "the team is making a tremendous effort defensively, right from the strikers to the goalkeeper. You can see that in how few chances we concede. We have been lacking in attacking areas. We need that confidence, imagination, and, in particular, that goal. Scoring goals depends on everybody, be it the wingers, the midfielders, or even the people at the back. We are aware that we have to improve."
Finally, regarding the next opponent, Almería, the Oviedo-born winger highlighted that "it's a very difficult ground to go away to. They are a well-worked team that likes to have the ball, but we will go there with hunger and the intention of hurting them on the counter attack. That is what we will be working on from now until matchday."