09/08/2021 at 11:08 CEST
The coach of Betis, the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, has highlighted the competitiveness of the squad with which he faces a season that, according to him, “is more difficult than the previous one” and in which, as then, “maybe when nobody expected it”, he will try to arrive in each one of competitions “as high as possible”.
Pellegrini He reflected on the club’s television on the possibilities of his team in the three competitions ahead, on the preparation of the squad and the “very good work in sports management” to face the League, the King’s Cup and the Europa League with solvency .
Betis has incorporated the Portuguese goalkeeper this summer Rui Silva, who has arrived free from Granada, the right-handed sides Youssou sabaly, who did the same from the French Girondins, and Hector Bellerín, on loan from the English Arsenal; to the Argentine central German Pezzella, signed from Italian Fiorentina; and the brazilian forward William Joseph, on loan from the Royal Society.
In addition, it has become property with the services of the left-handed back Juan Miranda after a one-year loan from Barcelona, and has recovered those loaned Edgar gonzalez and Rober Gonzalez, who last season played in Oviedo and Las Palmas, respectively.
“We have managed to bring experienced players, who already know what LaLiga is, also international competitions and I think that is important. Maybe, like everyone else, I would have loved to have spent 100 million as Betis spent The last time he was in Europe, but I think there is an economic reality, a pandemic, a series of circumstances that at the moment do not allow it, “he said.
He considered that, with these conditions, a team has been configured “that will be competitive” in coordination with the sports director, Antonio Cordon, with whom he coincided at Villarreal and who has done “a very good job” within “an economic reality that cannot be avoided.
In this sense, he said that, with the “awareness of that reality”, he faces a season as he did in the past, which came out “quite acceptable” because he achieved “an important commitment of the players with the objectives”, which he now wants reissue and for what he said he needed “everyone mentally plugged in.”
With two points in the league locker, after two draws with Mallorca and Cádiz and a defeat against Real Madrid (0-1), Pellegrini He maintained that “you have to have the personality to try not to show that restlessness and to work consistently, with a cool mind.”
“Last season we started with two wins out of two and then in game eleven or twelve we were a disaster. Football is changing,” illustrated the Santiago coach, who referred to names of his squad such as the Brazilian forward William Joseph, who has arrived on loan from the Royal Society.
He indicated that, due to the discomfort in the soleus with which he has arrived, “for the Granada game it is very difficult for him to be ready”, so the coaching staff will “analyze so as not to rush it and then not back down : We have the mission of rescuing him for football, he is a player who has already demonstrated his quality, “he said.
Other names on which he spoke were those of the side Hector Bellerín, on loan from English Arsenal, “a club that is used to playing three intense competitions” and that “has very clear characteristics, fast, offensive”; and the Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, whose departure was speculated last summer.
“A template without William Carvalho is worse than a template with William Carvalho“, stressed the Chilean coach, who described the Portuguese as” an experienced player, a player of great quality “with whom, despite his” many discrepancies with him “, he demands” a lot “and hopes” to convince him this year of that has a greater regularity in all the aspects “.