Lucas Anacker has put the bitter aftertaste of last weekend’s derby behind him. “We’re turning the page. We know that we will be facing a tough side on Sunday that has won its own derby. Once again, it will be a tough match”, said the Brazilian at today’s press conference. Lucas believes that there is no better way of “removing the thorn” of the defeat against Atlético Baleares than to “give the fans a renewed sense of pride” by means of another victory away from home. The goalkeeper knows, however, that getting points at El Requexon against a very motivated opposition will be anything but easy. “The reserve side of Real Oviedo is made up of hungry and talented youngsters”, a factor that will force Ibiza to “give its all” during its second visit to the Asturias region of northern Spain.
As announced by Pablo Alfaro at the start of the season, the goalkeeping position is included in the principle of rotation. Germán Parreño started the league campaign as a starter, but for the last three weekends Lucas has been given the responsibility of protecting Ibiza’s goal. “I feel comfortable. It’s a lot easier when you get support from your teammates. I’m really happy about the opportunity the coach has given me and I hope I can keep helping the team”, said the keeper who recently turned 23 years old.
Despite his young age, the Brazilian is one of the squad’s repeat players in terms of last season. Having spent several a Sunday morning at Can Misses he is well aware of the positive and special atmosphere the team has created since the start of the season. Proof of this were the 3500 people that filled the stadium’s stands during the last match: “Since I’ve been here, it’s the first time I’ve seen that many people come to the stadium. Therefore, I’d like to thank the fans once more because it was a fantastic spectacle that they provided for us. We’re extremely motivated for next Sunday to come around in order to give the fans a renewed sense of joy and happiness, because they truly deserve it”.