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Sergio Egea: "Willingness and perseverance"

The Argentine stresses the need to find "the balance" and says that "we need to work, minimise our errors, and improve our finishing"

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Real Oviedo Head Coach Sergio Egea appeared in the Press Room at El Requexón today.

Ahead of the Fuenlabrada fixture, the Argentine evaluated the state of his squad going into the match at the Fernando Torres stadium, saying that "we are waiting for an answer about Nieto. We don't think it was a card. We've got Joselu missing; he's out. Saúl (Berjón) has had a muscle problem in his back, but he trained today and he's ok."

Asked how he sees the team heading into the weekend's encounter, the Argentine highlighted that "I'm happy with the lads. We are going to Fuenlabrada to compete in the best way possible. We want the win to change our form. We have to keep going with willingness and perseverance. It's true that there are things to improve, and we are working on them." In addition, speaking about last weekend's match against CD Lugo, Egea admitted that "I don't like teams to create so many chances against us. We got forward a lot, but also conceded a lot. We are looking for the balance. We need to defend better without the ball, because it's very important."

With respect to the analysis which can be done regarding the team's play,m the Coach believes that "analysis needs to be coherent and in-depth. Wenare working hard to win games, and when we lose it's like the sky comesfalling down. Teams are just getting started, with some uncertaintyn still. We have to get away from that uncertainty and demonstrate that we ncan compete against anybody."

Speaking about the next opponent, Fuenlabrada, Sergio Egea highlighted thatn"they've come into it with positive inertia. They are solid and aren'tmabout the individuals. They have a group worthy of respect. We have to show them respect, but combat them with our own weapons. We are going to Fuenlabrada to win. We have to work, minimise our errors and improve our finishing."

Finally, asked about the pressure which could begin to build if the team fails to win three points from either of the next two matches, Egeamconcluded by reasoning that "you have to be optimistic. You can't shoot yourself in the foot in Matchday 2. Tolerance and good work take you in the right direction. You have to compete in the best way possible. This is a very competitive division and Real Oviedo is doing things well. Working together and all contributing, you start to see things more positively."