New Las Palmas coach Pako Ayestaran admits Barcelona are going to make them endure however insists he is not going to ship his group out with the only real intention of attempting to comprise the in-form league leaders on Sunday.
Barcelona started the weekend with a four-point lead on the high of LaLiga after profitable all six of their matches up to now, whereas in addition they boast probably the most prolific assault and meanest defence within the division, with 20 objectives scored and solely two conceded.
Las Palmas, in distinction, are down in 17th place with six factors and having misplaced their final two matches by the hands of Sevilla and Leganes.
That shock house loss to Leganes led to Manolo Marquez stepping down as coach on Monday evening, with Ayestaran named as his substitute on Thursday.
The previous Valencia boss now faces a baptism of fireside on the Nou Camp – the place Barca are on a 15-match profitable streak in LaLiga – however he says all-out defence towards Lionel Messi and firm will not be in his plans.
“Now we have to have the ball, however we all know we will endure and now we have to be stable,” he informed a press convention.
“Towards Barcelona we can’t solely exit to defend, now we have to struggle for the ball though we all know there will likely be occasions after we will likely be underneath the cosh.
“We will attempt to be proactive and never reply relying on what our opponents do. We will attempt to guarantee this group get outcomes by having possession of the ball.
“This group can’t get outcomes primarily based solely on closing up store, we do not have that kind of participant.”
Damage-hit Las Palmas are with no host of gamers for the journey to Catalonia, with Vitolo, Sergi Samper, Loic Remy and former Barca prodigy Alen Halilovic amongst these lacking.