Coach Moreno and President Andy Kohlberg - onwards and upwards. Archive photo. | REAL MALLORCA
After a turbulent week off the pitch, Mallorca get back to business on the pitch today when they face 14th placed Basque side Deportivo Alaves in the Son Moix at 13:00. After losing their 10th away game of the season 1-0 at Espanyol last Sunday (in one decisive moment), Mallorca have been sucked into a Winter/Spring relegation dogfight with Espanyol, Leganes and Celta Vigo. As we reach the final third of season 2019/20, it’s going to take a supreme effort from us to stay in La Liga. We’ve now lost four of our last five games so a win today is vital. I don't imagine there’ll be many starting personnel changes from coach Vicente Moreno but I would prefer if he picked Kubo from the start. Moreno has proved himself to be an excellent manager but he can be stubborn at times. Kubo’s prodigious talents are wasted when he comes off the bench in the last ten minutes. The 18 year old "Japanese Messi" is the closest thing we have to La Liga quality and his magic on the ball cannot be matched by any of our nine other outfield players. I hope that this past week’s distractions don’t play on the players’ minds as we face difficult opponents.