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Antonio Hidalgo, “excited and demanding” about the derby

SD Huesca manager asks to be concentrated and take responsibility for the Aragon derby at La Romareda, expecting from his side to be “concentrated and accurate” this weekend

The boss does not want to hear about euphoria ahead of his side’s clash against Real Zaragoza this Sunday. He needs them to focus and be concentrated and accurate. “It’ll be a tough game because of the rival and the venue – it always is. We’ll have a quality team in front of us who can create many chances to hurt their opposition. We’ll need to be concentrated, as it will be a long hard game. Besides all this, a derby has always got different connotations. Everything is more passionate, so everything becomes even,” told us Hidalgo.

The boss insists of the urge to earn the three points in an “emergency situation”. “The other day we felt a good vibe, but we cannot afford to be euphoric when we are in a relegation position. We are urged and will be tested by a rival with a huge potential and a squad to be in the top positions,” he pursued. That need will not prevent the Azulgranas from giving “their all.” “We’re preparing this encounter very well – we are extremely excited. What a better place to make the most of our qualities?“This is the type of games anyone likes to play, they are always beautiful and special, full of passion and feelings.”

When he was asked about his side’s improvement, he believes that they are on the right track. “I think we played our best game so far against Espanyol. It was a shame we couldn’t pick up all three points because we worked for it and had credit. At least that serves us to see that this is the way.” Finally, the manager concluded insisting on the same message he has been trying to transmit since he arrived: “We feel more and more comfortable day after day, but we’re needed and we need to get three points, as that it what gets you out of the bottom of the table. We need to be demanding and not to lose focus about that.