Espanyol boss wants fans to dream big

Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores has encouraged the club's fans to dream, after another positive result at the weekend.

The Catalan outfit claimed a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon on Sunday, lifting them into ninth position and extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games.

Sanchez Flores remains grounded after the promising run of results, but insists he won't dissuade the Espanyol fans from dreaming.

"We don't have to contain any euphoria, we are cautious as we know the nature of football but the fans have the right to dream, if they do that will help push us on and ensure we keep working hard for them," explained the former Watford boss, according to Football Espana.

"Now we need to analysis this match – what went wrong and what went right, so I don't want to talk about (next weekend's Catalan derby) Barca.

"We don't focus on goal scored or goals conceded, we focus on performance and the dynamic of the team and that aspect is improving, so we are happy."