Francisco: “We are at our best”

The Girona from Francisco Rodriguez will visit Mallorca this Saturday night at home, in another demanding match for the Catalans, which in three weeks will be measured at Espanyol, Mallorca and Leganés.

“We are at our best, we feel strong and having won Spanish makes us feel better. All this helps us to work more and we don't relax at all. I have already told the players that now it will be difficult to be able to play and that they will have to give everything in the games and in the training sessions ”, declared Francisco as soon as the press conference began before the match against Mallorca.

“The Cup has helped us to greatly increase competitiveness within the squad, now I have a choice and everyone's level has risen. This is very good for the benefit of the team ”, declared the Andalusian, who will not be able to count on Juanpe and Luna injured, nor Ramon Terrats, still isolated for being positive in Covid.

Tomorrow's rival will be Mallorca, leader of the competition together with Espanyol and who already beat the Girona 0-1 in Montilivi during the first round. “They are the leaders, a week ago they won 1-3 in the Rayo field, scoring three goals in just fifteen minutes. This tells you a lot, they have the resources to do it and top-level people in all lines, but also at the top. We have prepared the game knowing that we will have to be very attentive to surveillance and be vertical, we will try to take advantage of our chances, “said Francisco, who made it clear that he wants a team that is” brave “and that he will go” for all three points”

Forceful with Mamadou's unknown

In recent days there are many rumors that are circulating about the possibility that Mamadou Sylla could leave Girona. Mallorca, Almería and Espanyol are interested in the footballer, but, for the moment, no offer has satisfied the interests of the Gironans. “I'm quiet. It is true that there has been interest from various teams and I think that the situation that the footballer is experiencing is not good because there are too many siren songs in his environment. I have met with him and made it clear to him that what I want is the Mamadou of the first two months. Now there is a lot of competition in the team and playing will not be easy. He knows what he has to do, which is to be at the highest level in training as he has done in the last three days. I want him here until the end of the season ”, he concluded.