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Fermín Remains Optimistic About La Liga Title Chase Despite Challenges

Fermin Lopez / Getty Images
Fermin Lopez / Getty Images

Fermín Lopez scored against Atlético Madrid as he expressed dedication to his absent teammate Joao Cancelo.

Fermín once again took center stage at the Civitas Metropolitano. The academy graduate capped off a great week against Atlético Madrid after scoring against Napoli and doing it again yesterday: “I’m really happy, we wanted to dedicate the victory to Cancelo who is going through a tough time,” acknowledged the El Campillo native to DAZN, remembering the Portuguese player who was dropped from the squad at the last minute due to a personal issue. The midfielder isn’t giving up on LaLiga: “Keep going, try to close the gap. There are still many games left and we will keep fighting for LaLiga.” He had to replace Christensen at the last minute because the Danish player had Achilles discomfort during warm-up, which caught him somewhat off guard: “It caught me a bit by surprise, but he told me to play calmly.” He also acknowledged that they are in a great moment of the season after qualifying for the quarter-finals and the stellar performance in the league against Atlético Madrid: “I think so (that they are in the best moment of the season), we are in good form, we have to keep it up.”

Later, the Andalusian also spoke to the media in the mixed zone and in Catalan, he spoke with Esport3: “We have to continue this momentum after the Champions League match. We have many absences, but I think everyone is ready to play. I am very grateful to the coach for the opportunity.”