“Just by number it is impossible to fit everyone, we will invite everyone to work, everyone will have their chance. Jose Angel Ziganda has seen its resources grow in the winter market and far from considering the fact that a footballer is left out of the squad because there is not room for everyone a problem, he sees an opportunity for the team and each player to improve for the benefit of the group.
From his extensive experience as a footballer he has drawn conclusions that now help him as a coach: “You have to respect the spaces and some have to wait, It is the law of soccer and we are all mature enough to know that there are 13 or 14 who participate a lotothers who do less and others even less”.
As a coach, your obligation is that everyone is ready when they have to help: “You have to know how to deal with this task, know how to make everyone aware that this is a daily job.” When bad times come: “That’s what we coaches are for, to raise awareness that every Sunday there is an opportunity and every day also to do something that we like and we are privileged”.
For players who have fewer options to play, you always have to be careful and ensure that they don’t get disengaged: “If one is mature and even if there are moments of downturn, we will try to surround him with a good work environment and each one must be strong to get hooked on the day to day, the profession is not only on Sunday, it is 24 hours a day seven days a week“.
Looking to Sunday Ziganda is expecting a rival who will put many more complications than the leaderboard may indicate: “It is a good team, hurt in terms of results because everyone expected it to be in the two or three positions, the strange thing is that it is not there”. In addition, its potential has grown after the winter market and the arrivals, in Ziganda’s opinion: “It is not to avoid going down but to get up and then see what happens, he has an excessive ambition and they are not going to give up going up.” Therefore, the objective of Oviedo is: “The same and we want to play a great game and stand up to a team that is made to be at the top”.
Ziganda acknowledged having decided the starting eleven “by 90%” but does not want to ensure that the 4-4-2 is going to be non-negotiable in home games: “There is nothing non-negotiable, one thinks of certain players and system based on the result that it can give and the players, we have the feeling that in our stadium the 4-4.2 allows more arrival and draws more strengths from certain players who can decide matches”. What happens is that with the arrival of the reinforcements the range is widened: “For now it is helping us but we can use other systemsIt will depend on the performance of the player and the team, but as we have more players we will see each week”.