Uruguay captain, Diego Lugano has become a permanent part of the Málaga line-up in recent matches, and is looking forward to the “special” match against Deportivo de la Coruña: “It’s our last home game of the season, and we’re coming to the end of what’s been an incredible year for the city and the Club. We can end the season in the perfect way with a win on Sunday, and we’re all determined not to lose this last home game in front of all our fans. We need to be prepared for a difficult match against a team fighting relegation, to ensure we qualify for Europe,” affirms the Blue and Whites’ defender.
Málaga Club de Fútbol’s Manuel Iturra, is pleased with UEFA’s decision not to increase the Club’s fine and to grant the UEFA licence, depending on the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport: “We’ll wait and see what happens, but everyone here is working extremely hard to resolve the problems, and find the best solution for Málaga and all the fans, who don’t deserve this punishment,” affirms the Chilean-born player.
Málaga CF coach, Manuel Pellegrini, held a press conference following the match against Sevilla FC at La Rosaleda.
Málaga Club de Fútbol coach, Manuel Pellegrini, held a press conference today to analyse tomorrow’s Andalucían derby against Sevilla Fútbol Club, and the importance of the League table: “We’ve got it all to play for.”
Portillo, who wore the captain’s armband for the first time on Wednesday at the Bernabéu – the ground where he made his First Division debut – held this morning’s press conference at the Ciudad de Málaga Stadium. For the El Palo-born player: “I was so proud to be team captain, although I’m disappointed with the defeat.”
A blunt comment from the Málaga Club de Fútbol coach in the post-match press conference at the Santiago Bernabéu tonight. Always respectful, Pellegrini looks at the events from the 90 minutes: Willy’s injury whilst saving Ronaldo’s penalty, the offside ruling with the intervention of Benzema, Madrid’s fifth goal whilst Isco was down, Demichelis being sent off when he didn’t even touch Cristiano… “When a team with just nine men is playing against Real Madrid, tonight’s result isn’t at all surprising.”
Málaga CF coach, Manuel Pellegrini held a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu, reiterating the fact that the team is determined to qualify for Europe next season: “Coming home with three points from this match is crucial for us. Since the beginning of the season we’ve been determined to finish as high up the League table as possible. If we can qualify for European football after the amazing year we’ve had, it’d be a huge success for us.”
Baptista: “We’re going to try our best to do the impossible and bring three points home from the Bernabéu”
Ex-Real Madrid and Sevilla player, Julio Baptista, looks ahead to a “special” week coming up against his two former teams, the first on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabéu at 9:30 p.m: “I’m really looking to going back to the Bernabéu, I’ve not been there for five years. I’ll always have affection for Real Madrid, but I’m defending the Málaga colours now and we’re going to try our best to do the possible or impossible and bring three points home.”