Captain Sean Morris believes CD Almuñecar City are “ready to go” ahead of their Play-Off Semi- Final against Churriana CF this Sunday.
The team, who were third when the regular season was brought to a halt, are now just less than 24 hours away from one of the biggest games in their short history and the anticipation and excitement is building in camp.
After four months without a competitive fixture, going into such a big Play-Off game with no match practice is not ideal, something which player-coach George Jermy also echoed to the club website, but the team are now just 90 minutes away from a major final.
There was so much uncertainty as to whether the 2019-20 season would have a conclusion after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a sudden stop.
However, four months later, CDAC are “feeling ready” for the Churriana test after spending just over a month preparing, according to US-native Morris.
“Everyone is really excited,” Morris said. “The time has gone quickly; the preparation time we’ve had a little over four weeks of work and it’s gone faster than maybe we thought it would, but we’re feeling ready.
“Everyone’s feeling really positive about the strides we’ve made both physically and as a group tactically and technically, and we’re feeling like we’re about ready to go and do something.”
The two sides are familiar with how one another play after facing each other twice before lockdown. A victory on the road, during the regular season, will give CDAC belief they can repeat the feat in the Play-Offs.
Morris, who recently re-signed with the club for the 2020-21 season, acknowledged the threat Churriana will provide on Sunday, but the Seattle-born midfielder said the team are “prepared” for whatever is thrown at them.
The 31-year-old added: “We know (Churriana) are a well-prepared team, so they’re well organised and they’re hard to break down. They know their roles; they play them well and they know what they’re about.
“They understand how we play, so they present a good challenge and understanding what we bring, it’s a bit of a clash of styles, but they’re good at what they do and they’ve caused us problems before and we know we have to be prepared for whatever they’re going to bring.”
Sunday’s game will be played behind closed doors, but supporters worldwide will be available to watch online on RFAF-TV.