Although they will only be three LaLiga days that are played in this month, it’s already very obliged Espanyol to add three by three. If it is very difficult to add around 30 of the remaining points in play, impossible mission would be to get them among the 51 that will remain from February. The calendar is unfavorable, which makes the challenge capitalized: after visiting Cornellà del Barcelona, this Saturday, Espanyol will go to Vila-Real on Sunday 19 (16:00) and will close on Saturday 25 (13:00) in front of the Athletic Club at home, where he hasn’t won yet. In between, on Sunday 12, will go to San Sebastián de los Reyes for the second round of the Copa del Rey, today totally secondary objective.For that urgent resurrection in LaLiga, Abelardo can count on reinforcements of the staff, such as Matías Vargas and Óscar Melendo, who finished 2019 injured (the Argentine, in addition, has not been cited by Argentina for the Pre-Olympic this month), but, above all, you must succeed in a transfer market which includes this January. Espanyol needs the goal that Raúl de Tomás can give him but also speed and tino by the bands and even greater solidity. January is the month in which the parakeet is already prohibited from failing. “He who does not believe that we will be saved, may he not return after Christmas.” The grandiloquent phrase was from David López, one of the captains of Espanyol, and pronounced it after the Distressing defeat against Leganés (2-0) with which he closed 2019, and before a bench change, from Pablo Machín to Abelardo Fernández, which has served to take a boost at least moral in the first beats of 2020. Hopes that will only work if they translate into results during a crucial January for the history and future of the parakeet team.