Francisco: “I promise that Girona will be competitive”

Francisco Rodriguez is right now one of the great exciting cards in the new project. The Almeria coach gave an interview to the club's media 24 hours after the friendly match against Barça in which he also analyzed the present and future of his players.

“The ending was not the one we liked at all. It was very hard. The hours and first days after the meeting before the Elche They were really complicated, but the club quickly informed us that they supported us and that they continued to trust us just as they had done in the previous three months that we had been here ”, said the coach of the Girona, who declared that they are “eager to work, excited and seeking to create a solvent team.”

“I know that we are in the right place to continue working and in the best possible club. My intention is to be here for a long time because this will mean that everything is going well and that the club is growing, “said Francisco, who acknowledged that” we have little pre-season time, but we focus on making a team that is as competitive as possible and that you will always be close to winning. This will be our identity ”. “We have a team of great professionals who will be ready to compete shortly. It is true that we have some disadvantage, but we must be realistic and know what we will have this season, “said the coach, who despite knowing that” we will be inferior to many teams at an economic level “is forceful when it comes to pointing out that” We will not make excuses and we will work to arrive in the best possible way on the first day of League in El Molinón”.

In his statements, Francisco also spoke of Borja Garcia, who has signed for him Huesca this very Tuesday. “He is a great player and he has contributed many things to the Girona. Everybody wants to have the best players ”, he declared.

He Girona will be measured this Wednesday afternoon at Barça of Koeman at Johan cruyff. “It will be practically the first preseason game and to do it against a rival with the Barça It will help us to work with physical load and concepts. It will be a team that will have a lot of possession and that will force us to be together and to suffer, “said the Andalusian, who acknowledged that playing against Messi and company is “an incentive and a game to compete and enjoy.”