Javier Aguirre pleased with squad

Aguirre pleased with squad
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Espanyol boss Javier Aguirre insists that he is pleased with the squad he has assembled this summer.

Espanyol boss Javier Aguirre has revealed that he is pleased with the squad he has assembled this summer.

Despite operating with a restricted budget, the Mexican has been able to sign the likes of Gabriel Torje, Pizzi and David Lopez this summer.

"I am grateful for the effort made in a sporting direction and to our president. We have a competitive squad and one that is in line with the budget. We have lowered the payroll a lot," Aguirre told reporters at a press conference.

"The salaries are now in line with the reality of Spanish football and there is a lot of competition in the squad. I think that we will be competitive, fight well. I hope that we can be a surprise. From sixth place down to 20th is open in the league. The top five are a step up, designed for Europe."

Espanyol currently sit sixth in La Liga.

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