Remember the Xerez game in 2009?

CD Tenerife & Xerez CD have confronted each other 17 times in their history on the island and the blue and whites have a strong winning run. The Canarian team has won 12 of the games with the Andalucian winning only three. The other two matches ended up in a draw.

Both teams had the bitter sweet end to last season when they descended from the first division to the second. The last time they played each other on the island was October 2009 when the blue and whites won 1-0 with a goal from Alfaro.

The first squad continued training for the match this Friday today in the El Mundalito grounds with a session which lasted an hour and 45 minutes.

After their habitual warm up the players did a series of exercises which allowed them to practise ball skills in the whole field. Afterwards they did some sessions of pressure play and then they played a match in reduced space on the pitch.

Today both Ricardo León and Igor completed the first part of the session, then they retired to the changing rooms. Also Melli and Kitoko completed the session with full training. As often Josmar Zambrano & Dani Mederos, from the CD Tenerife B were present.

The first CD Tenerife squad will be back at work on Wednesday at 10am in the El Mundialito grounds.

Mikel Alonso was on of the two players interviewed today. He commented on how he sees CD Tenerife playing right now. The mid-fielder said, “The team is working well and we need to be strong. Xerez is having a good season but we are fine now and capable of beating any rival”.

The blue and white player commented “all the games in the second division are hard. They have rhythm and intensity. We want to get out of the relegation positions and if we carry on playing the way we are then we will get then. Lets see if we can do it this weekend”.

When asked about his playing Alonso explained “You always notice when you haven't been playing And I have missed more games are we had some mid week ones. I finally played a little but I am not happy because although I got the chance to play at the end we lost and went home with that bad taste in our mouth. It is good to see competition and that we all want to play”.

The other player interviewed was Pablo Sicilia, who couldn't play due to federation punishment against Celta. “Now we need to train hard and I hope I will be able to play in the next game. We know Xerez well. They have good player and we will need to compete well to keep the three points at home”.

The defender from Gran Canaria continued explaining that, “as we move up the table things will seem different. I remember the CD Tenerife-Xerez the year we went up. This was a vital game for us and we managed with one player less. The fans pulled us together in a fashion that was outstanding and will always be one of my favourite memories”he finished.

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