Asier Garitano He was annoyed in the press room as soon as the defeat against him ended. Fuenlabrada (2-1). The technician of Bergara he bit his tongue, but he was as severe as he can in his style with his players, without mentioning them directly, but signaling them in a veiled way of a result forged in the blue set pieces and in a lack of rotundity in defense that already It has cost the Blue and Whites more than one goal, not only in the regional duel on Sunday.
In fact, the Leganes he has only managed to keep a clean sheet in two of the nine games played so far. Something very strange in teams led by Asier Garitano, which tend to have rigor and defensive demands as one of their sacred rules. And all always on the back of an intensity that, for the coach, used to be non-negotiable. “If we don’t want rivals to pass us by, we have to give 110%. That is the Leganes”, The coach used to repeat in his previous stages. Now the matter seems to have been forgotten. At least it is not put into practice.
Now cucumbers often sin otherwise. Of scarcity in intensity. Of not winning individual duels and being, in one-on-one crashes, an easy rival to overcome. And in some cases they do it individually in rulings that, the coaching staff believe, are often based on the simple (and at the same time complex) art of winning disputes. “It is to defend”, summed up his own Garitano on Fuenlabrada.
A lack that became especially palpable at 2-1, a goal that came in 89 ‘after half a dozen Leganés players stared at how Villar He rejected as he could the bounced auction of Zozulia on Palencia. These types of disconnections, extended throughout the game in the form of second plays, rejections, pressures, etc., are what are weighing on the team. Leganes at specific moments. Do not enter for each ball as if it were the last, as summarized by some member of the coaching staff.
Thus came, for example, the 1-1 with which the Lugo tied for Leganes on the preceding day. Omeruo did not enter forcefully and Cheek tied the duel. On Miranda, Brugué he also took advantage of the Nigerian’s lack of assertiveness. The same one that also gave rise to the 0-1 of Ibiza in Butarque on the 3rd day. They are all examples of those individual deficiencies that the bench points out and that add up to a good list of errors despite adding only nine days.
Now the objective of the pepineros is to recover the spirit that always characterized this team under the baton of Garitano and firing a defensive performance that, they insist to the south of the capital, depends not only on the collective, but also on the individual. From an attitude that, without naming themselves, they believe below the bar of what is required, especially for a staff full of experience and clarity like the cucumber.