News and opinions
13 September 2012
Castilla’s second consecutive match day at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, a stadium in which the Whites perform their best and show their opponents how just strong they are. Two wins from two home matches is how the Whites have started the season and tomorrow they hope to extend this energetic start against Sabadell (21:00, Marca TV). They face a tough opponent that comes in high spirits following two wins in their previous matches. "In the Second Division all teams are tough opponents and Sabadell come to us off of the back of two very good matches. There is no room to relax, we need to play well and keep fighting" said Mejías.
"We have to be strong at home and win every match to get the points." It is clear and simple for Castilla’ goalkeeper Mejías, who is aware of the great strength and quality shown by his team in home matches, where they have two wins so far, against Barcelona B and Xerez, both with the same scoreline (3-2). Against the Andalusian team they reacted will in turning around a deficit in the second half. "It's a good sign because when you go behind the match gets tougher and coming back like that leaves a good taste in your mouth" admitted the goalkeeper.
Mejías knows that the task ahead of the B team is to improve on their defensive solidity at the set pieces to avoid conceding: "With concentration and with the work we are doing at the moment everything will come good". Tomorrow they will host Sabadell, a team that has one of the division’s top scorers, Hannibal, and that is amongst those with the least conceded so the Whites need be alert and concentrated to get the three points: "In the Second Division all teams are tough opponents and Sabadell come to us off of the back of two very good matches. There is no room to relax, we need to play well and keep fighting" A plus point is the support of the home fans who are very committed to their team and help to keep clocking up the wins at home: "Going out onto the field and seeing all the fans who come to support is great for us".