Real Sociedad v Deportivo Preview
Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Dani Aranzubia hopes Monday's trip to struggling Real Sociedad can spark a revival.Depor started the weekend in 19th place in the standings and one of only two clubs yet to pick up a victory this season, the other being bottom side Real Zaragoza.
Miguel Angel Lotina`s side have also had major problems in front of net, and their tally of three goals scored - two of which came from the penalty spot in the same game - is the worst in the division.
The Galician outfit at least managed to end a three-match losing streak with a goalless draw against Osasuna last time out, although their opponents had played with a man less from the 35th minute.
Nevertheless, Aranzubia hopes his side can build on that result against promoted Sociedad tomorrow evening.
"Sooner or later this win will arrive and hopefully it will be at Anoeta. The three points would give us the impetus that we need," said the veteran goalkeeper, who felt his side`s attitude against Osasuna was a plus even though they again failed to score.
"I`m not concerned about the lack of goals. What concerned me was the feeling the team were transmitting, but we showed a totally different side of us against Osasuna."
He added in AS: "We shouldn`t be relaxed (about his team`s situation), but neither should we feel overwhelmed."
The good news for Depor is that tomorrow`s opponents Sociedad are not in the best of shape either.
Martin Lasarte`s men enjoyed a good start to life back in the top flight after picking up four points from their opening two games, but since then the Basque outfit have lost four of five outings.
Last weekend's 2-1 loss to fellow-promoted outfit Levante was disappointing, but striker Joseba Llorente believes his side needs to keep the faith, saying: "We are not in dire straits by any means - we're still in Primera and our dreams remain intact."