Final judgment for Raül Agné
Nàstic's coach, Raül Agné, saved his first 'match-ball' against Numancia. Against the team from Soria, the team won the first three points of the six set by the club's Board of Directors as a condition to remain on the bench at the Nou Estadi. Guillermo Fernández, with his fourth goal, gave him an extra ball that he must confirm this afternoon at the legendary Las Gaunas stadium, the fiefdom of SD Logroñés -and also of UD Logroñés-.
It is the difficult part for the 'challenge' required of the Mequinenza coach. At the Nou Estadi the team has always been strong and confident. Beyond the defeat against Intercity, the Grana team adds 10 points out of a possible 15 at home, a balance that places them among the four best in the group, in this regard.
Away from home is another story. It has been since Agné became Nàstic's coach. Of 26 away games, he has only won 5 games. 19.23%. A percentage that does not invite optimism. "We need to blow up a game away from home," the Grana coach admitted in the run-up to the match.
This course has added two draws (La Nucía and Calahorra) and two defeats (Eldense and Real Sociedad B). Curious results because they do not respond to what happened on the pitch. It would seem that the first two were closer to winning than the last two, but it is exactly the other way around. The visits to La Nucía and Calahorra came in the first month of competition, a start that Agné admitted was "pretty bad", without wanting to go into the circumstances that occurred in the form of injuries. In Elda he was lost in the final minutes, after forgiving the 0-2 on two occasions. But if victory has to be sought, Agné points to the clash in Zubieta, Ciudad Deportiva de la Real Sociedad, «The closest we came to doing it was against Real Sociedad. What happens is that in minute 3 we were already rowing against. That day, at least in the first half, we dominated a team that dominated all their games."
The Nàstic coach needs to change his luck as a visitor. Not only for his future, but because three consecutive outings are coming. After Las Gaunas he will go to Lezama next week to face Athletic Club B and fifteen days later, again to Logroño to face Racing Rioja in the first round of the Copa del Rey. «If we win the three it will be the 'host'. It wouldn't be the first time it's happened in football. But first we are going to win against SD Logroñés. It will be the first step to gain morale and self-esteem.
The eleven that the coach will present against SD Logroñés will be very similar to the one that won against Numancia. The only sure change will be in the defense, since Marc Trilles will be absent - between two and four weeks - due to a sprain in the external ligament of his left ankle. His replacement, a priori, will be Álex Quintanilla, but the Basque center-back arrives right at the match. He has not played for three weeks due to a problem in the quadriceps of his left leg. He will travel but will not be tested until the last minute before deciding whether he participates in the meeting or not. In that case, Pol Domingo would be the one who would join Josema at the center of the rear.
Another possible change is that of Lupu. The Romanian returns to Logroño, the city where he grew up, and will have a special motivation, with his people in the stands, which can give him a plus in front of goal.
Face a bipolar SD Logroñés, with 5 losses and 4 wins. The same puts four to FC Barcelona Atlètic that concedes four goals against Amorebieta. Agné praised the team led by Raúl Llona: «It's a team that I really like. It is noted that they do not have any type of pressure. It is a very happy team. That he has a very attractive idea of his coach. It is dynamic and versatile. They play soccer very well. If they start to combine inside, we will have a hard time. but so are we