Miguel Concepcion speaks after a training sesion in La Palma

Miguel Concepción visited the team on Sunday in La Palma where they are pre-season training in Barlovento. The president of the blue and white team greeted the players and the members of the training team. Miguel Concepción was with the Club manager Juan Amador; and the sports director, Pedro Cordero.
Later in the lounge of the Hotel La Palma Romántica he had a press conference where he talked about various important theme pertaining to the club.
BARLOVENTO.- “The technical team are happy with the facilities here in La Palma. This is a place where they have good facilities both in the way of grounds and the hotel itself. Barlovento is an ideal place for the pre-training sessions”.
FIRST LOSS.- “On Thursday you could see Granadilla better formed as a team. They are used to playing together which we are not. This is a freshly formed project. There are many new players and some are still missing. I would hope against Tenisca on Saturday we will be able to see another side to the squad. In the Francisco Suárez the team were still practising. In the first half Granadilla were very much in possession but in the second half we came more into our own. I am not displeased with the way the team is going”.
SEASON TICKET SALES.- “It is normal that the fans have doubts, that they are waiting to see how the team is coming together but as the weeks pass they will see how we are working. Against UD Las Palmas, on the 12th and the 15th of August we will see the team s level”.
ERE.- “I have no doubts about the team. If some of the players included in the ERE finally stay here I expect them to work hard. The club will maintain the ERE. This is a favourable point for us, we can pay off the players, but whilst there professionals remain in the club, they need to perform as such. We will respect them but they need to respect CD Tenerife too”.
CLAIMS.- “I hope in the first few days of the week the money we need to pay the players will arrive and we can finish this off. I need to go back to Tenerife to sort this out. Nothing but solving this is in my head”. (This implies that the president will not allow the team to go down to the third division)
SIGNINGS.- “The league is long and we are going to try to fill all the places the federation permits. That said, we can't do too much until we know about the result of the ERE. So if we are still waiting for a few players there is no worry. In any case the team will be competitive. We will always be open to reinforce the team if there are any deficiencies”.
LEAVINGS.- It will be easier for the players with offers to leave. Those without an offer will I presume wait for the ERE. We have made offers to the players to ring their wages in line with 2B and some of these have accepted this. I am not sure what goes through their heads that they prefer to wait. If one of them comes tomorrow and asks to leave we will allow them to leave. In the office we are waiting , but I think that for the career's of these players it would be best if they leave for other teams”.
FRIENDLY GAMES.- “We are happy that Milagros Luis Brito is in charge of sports for the Cabildo. She is someone we know and respect. She has promised to help us with the friendly games against UD Las Palmas during August. She has said from Monday she will work on them. I am looking forward to the commitment from the government and the television. Hopefully everyone will add their little grain of sand to the organisation. We will see if we can maintain the organisation for this cup for other years. This way anyone who has renewed their season ticket by the 15th of August can go free to the game against Las Palmas”.
TELEVISIÓN. “Right now there is no contract for TV next season but I hope we will come to an agreement with Televisión Canaria. The rights are ours and we will be negotiating”.

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