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Germán Parreño: “Not knowing who will start makes us all train harder and compete at our maximum”

14 November, 2019

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Ibiza’s goalkeeping position has rotated so far. Germán Parreño played the first six league matches and returned to stand between the goalposts in last weekend’s round 12. “I’m happy to have been able to contribute from within the pitch again, especially being able to help the team get another three points. Getting a win provides us all with a better week. The win also reaffirms the work that we have been doing and putting in”, explained the Elche-born goalkeeper in yesterday’s press conference.

Germán was an instrumental part in Ibiza returning to winning ways. The visit to Valdebebas left him with positive sensations: “I felt good, but now I am already thinking of this week’s match against Getafe B, a reserve team that will make things very difficult for us and one that we have to take on with the same intensity and competitiveness as always”. The goalkeeper knows that the team must take Sunday’s game very seriously. “Our approach is very clear in that we take things one week and one match at a time. It would be fundamentally wrong to think that by January everything is done and dusted“, explained Germán.

The healthy competition between the club’s goalkeepers (Lucas Anacker, who Germán has split his match minutes so far and  Jorge Chanza, the squad’s third keeper) is another factor that explains the positive performances seen by Pablo Alfaro’s squad. That’s how the club’s number ’13’ sees it: “It’s an internal competitiveness that improves every one of us. We don’t know who will play this weekend. That’s one of the reasons that makes us train harder every day and compete at our maximum and I think that’s reflected in the team’s performances so far“.

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