Luis Garcia lays down law at Getafe

09:18, July 28, 2011      

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Getafe coach Luis Garcia on Wednesday sounded out a warning to any of the players in his squad who think they will be able to take things easy next season.

Garcia joined Getafe after a successful campaign at Levante last season, when he led the Valencia based outfit to the highest league finish in the club's history.

He joined Getafe to replace Michel Gonzalez, who had seen the side's results collapse in the second half of the campaign until Getafe needed a draw away from home on the last match of the season in order to retain their place in the Spanish Primera Liga.

Garcia is clear about his side's aims for the coming campaign.

"There are eight teams that are above all of the others: Barcelona and Madrid will fight for the title, Valencia will aim to be third, while Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic, Atletico and Malaga, will be behind them. Our aim is to be competitive and the main aim is for us to control the ball in our games," he explained.

Garcia insisted that simply being a skilful player would not be enough to earn a place in the Madrid based side.

"You have to make an effort, a talented player who works hard is a better player. I want them to show commitment, a professional attitude and a will to improve," he added.

"What we did last season is not worth anything now, we have to work to confirm our status every season," added Garcia, who also said that he was hoping the club would sign a new right back and two further players.

Two of those players could be Real Madrid winger Pedro Leon and Ruben Perez. Leon left Getafe to join Madrid a year ago but has not entered the plans of coach Jose Mourinho, while Ruben Perez impressed at Deportivo la Coruna despite the club's relegation at the end of last season.

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