“The level of the template goes up”
Once the summer market is closed with the termination of Hector Hernandez and the signings breaking forward Max Svenson and the center Paul Martinez to complete the squad, Deportivo’s technical secretary, Carlos Rosende, took stock this morning of the definitive configuration of the squad for the 2022-23 campaign. In that sense, he believes that the potential is higher than last year. “We think that the level rises, we think that there are more alternatives, players with experience who are going to give us character and competitiveness at critical moments. We are convinced that we have very good players and that the people who are here want to be here”, he stated.
Rosende referred to the frustrated signing of Lucas Pérez, for which Dépor did not present an offer to Cádiz because they only contemplated his return with the freedom letter. “We are grateful to him for his sportsmanship in having stated that he wanted to come. He wanted to return home, he has a valid contract and we respect Cádiz a lot, like all clubs. It has not been resolved because he had a contract in Cádiz. We are grateful to him for the effort he has made because he has stated that he wanted to return to Deportivo at this point in his career. The situation of Lucas paying a transfer did not exist. We were willing to find lace if he was free, ”he stressed.
“We were very clear with Lucas. Deportivo respect Cádiz a lot and if they don’t get in a position to buy the player, they won’t deal with Cádiz. Lucas put a lot of his part. We are very grateful for that effort. We are very happy with the squad we have”, added Rosende.
He also referred to the departure of Hector Hernandez, which was scheduled from “early July” but which the club ended up rescinding yesterday, hours before the market closed. “It is a sporting decision. We understood that the left back format had to be one over 23, and we bet on Raúl, and a sub 23, Retu. We told Héctor about it at the beginning of July and at all times we tried to get it resolved beforehand. Our idea was to solve it a month and a half ago. It was resolved on the last day but it was not by our will, ”he settled.
In addition to advancing that the club works in solve as soon as possible the renewals of Quiles and Mackaythe technical secretary analyzed, among other issues, the situation of the youth squad Daniel Barcia, whose jump to the first team will have to wait because “perhaps his process is going slower now, but that doesn’t mean he can’t become a great player”. “We are on Barcia’s side. He is not undisciplined. He is a good lad.”
Regarding the definitive configuration of the squad, the club has “changed a little” its line of work, betting on more “character and maturity” such as that of the latest signing, the French central defender Paul Martinez, which the technical secretariat had been following for a long time. “His trajectory speaks for him. He is a player with a poster and that forces you that the times are not always what you want them to be. He has reached the end and we are very happy. It was necessary to sign an experienced player. We complete a list of very powerful central defenders for the category”, he commented on the quartet made up of Lapeña, Jaime, Granero and Pablo Martínez himself.