By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile says he expects Sporting Gijon to avoid relegation from the Spanish LaLiga following their 1-1 draw away to Valencia at the Mestalla in Saturday’s early kick-off, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The draw was Gijon's sixth of the season.
Echiejile came on for Burgui in the 73rd minute of the game – his third appearance since joining the club on lon in January – as Sporting Gijon failed to hold on to their one goal lead after Duje Cop had given the visitors the lead on the hour mark.
Munir El Haddadi scored a late equaliser for Valencia.
Sporting Gijon are 19th in the LaLiga table.
"We played well today and I believe that good results will come our way," Echiejile told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"The situation is quite tough but we have good quality players in the team and I think we are going to survive the drop."
Sporting Gijon will be looking to record their fifth win of the season when they host Granada in their next game on 19 March.