Clarence Seedorf is looking with mixed feelings back on his first months as coach of laagvlieger Deportivo La Coruña. The Dutch coach is positive about the development of his team, but realizes that there is still a long way to go.
“We have intense days behind us in which we have worked and things have done differently. I must admit that I had not expected that it would be difficult to have a competition to win”, says Seedorf Sunday in an interview with the Spanish Marca.
The former Orange international (87 national football team) took the beginning of February, the baton of the fired Cristobal Parralo, but knew since then, is still no match to win with Deportivo.
The current number nineteen of the Spanish Primera Division lost four times and played so far three times right under the guidance of Seedorf. Deportivo scored in addition, only two times in those seven duels.
“In some matches we did well and earned with at least one goal difference to win, but there were also duels, in which we costly mistakes made that our heads have been. The positive is that there are signs of improvement are visible.”
Other style of play
Although Seedorf sees that his team is slowly improving shows, realizes the former midfielder of Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan that he left his mark as a trainer cannot clearly express at Deportivo.
“I can Deportivo this season not to play as I would like,” said Seedorf. “There are other aspects that I currently attention. If I have been here since the summer the management had had, had we not now against relegation battle. Well, that is not the case.”
Seedorf is convinced that a victory for his team in the right direction can help. “No team has us dominated, but now we have a victory is needed. I am here to Deportivo save and I refuse to accept but also to degradation to think about it.”
Deportivo is currently with twenty points on the nineteenth place, six more than hekkensluiter Malaga and one less than number eighteen Las Palmas. The bottom three teams relegate directly. Levante, which is currently safe seventeenth place occupies, has seven points more than the team of Seedorf.
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