Sarabia aiming high with Getafe

Posted Friday, November 07, 2014 by PA

Getafe are sitting comfortably in the top half of the Primera Division after 10 games and midfielder Pablo Sarabia believes things will only get better for the Madrid side.

Cosmin Contra's men have taken 10 points from their last five matches and host Elche on Saturday after beating Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 away from home, a match the Romanian coach hailed as their best performance of the season.

"If we keep working the same way we will keep on winning games and we shouldn't think about achieving survival, but instead thinking about getting three points every week so we can keep on growing," Sarabia told the club's official website.

Getafe had to scrap for their lives at the end of last season to avoid the drop, but Sarabia is not surprised by their turnaround in fortunes.

"We have been working very hard since pre-season, the new signings have settled in very well and have adapted to our way of working," he said.

"We are growing in confidence with every week and the team has been working harder, and that change has served us well because we are getting better all the time and gathering pace."

The Spain Under-21 international also believes the team's recent success is down to them embracing a style that prioritises possession.

"We are most comfortable when we have the ball," he said.

"Now we are enjoying having the ball, we are playing more attractive football. That's all down to the fact that we are enjoying playing this type of football more and more."

The Madrid side face an Elche team also growing in belief, having beaten Espanyol last weekend to pick up their first home win of the season.

However, former Getafe man Pedro Mosquera told a press conference his side are not expecting an easy game.

"Even though we are more confident after winning, we can't afford to go to Getafe feeling too satisfied because we still haven't achieved anything," he said.

However, the midfielder also acknowledged: "Everything changes when you win, you work in a different way. We have improved our level of intensity, we are playing with more ambition, we are more direct and we have to capitalise on this situation. We need to keep growing with the ball at our feet and correct a few errors."

Elche will be without Domingo Cisma and Garry Rodrigues, both suspended after being sent off in the 2-1 win over Espanyol, while Getafe are still without captain Alexis Ruano, also suspended, and injured pair Alvaro Vazquez and Juan Valera.


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