Numancia coach fires warning to Real Madrid
Numancia coach Sergio Kresic has warned upcoming opponents Real Madrid he already knows what their weaknesses are as the newly-promoted club look to build on their shock opening weekend win over Barcelona.
Numancia were handed a tough start to life on their return to the top flight with their first three fixtures coming against Barca, Madrid and Villarreal, but the Segunda Division champions caused a huge stir last Sunday when they beat Pep Guardiola's men 1-0.
Next up for the Soria-based club is a trip to the Bernabeu following the international break to take on champions Madrid, and Kresic believes he already knows how to make life hard for Bernd Schuster`s side.
'We already know their weak points, we`re sure about them, but we need to analyse everything,' said Kresic.
'If we don`t attack, we don`t score, this is for sure. We`re going to look for a way to cause them damage. We are not going to sit back - that would be suicide.
'We are going to play knowing where we can attack them.'
The hugely experienced Kresic is well aware it will not be easy for his side, though, especially with Madrid at home and looking to overcome their 2-1 defeat to Deportivo La Coruna in their first outing.
'The Bernabeu is a great ground, they are a very good team, with the support they always have from the stands. It is going to be very difficult but we are going to try it,' he added in El Mundo Deportivo.
'We could pick up a result in the Bernabeu and this is what we are going to look for.
'We are searching for survival and we will have 38 attempts to try and get that this season. We will take it step by step, looking for details of how to do well in each game.'