Betis – Athletic: Tame a wounded lion

Those of Marcelino visit the Benito Villamarin touched by defeat cup

ANDl Athletic arrives touched to Benito Villamarin. A lot of. The wound of the end of The Cartuja it will take time to close because it is deep. And it will continue to ooze for some time. The homework of Marcelino is to get it to heal as soon as possible and that happens to get good results quickly, which is something that turns its back on Athletic for weeks. Beyond the two lost finals Athletic have failed to win any of their last five games in The league. Of course, in this quota of league matches there are only a defeat.

But Betis it is not for concessions. Sum three consecutive draws (Elche, Atlético and Valencia) and on Saturday he has to visit the Real Madrid. You need to win so you don’t risk losing positions. Those of Pellegrini they want to establish themselves in that sixth place that they now occupy although the objective, in the words of the Chilean, is to fight while options for the fifth. The Villarreal, to a point above the Betis, play tonight in Mendizorroza.

The Lions they will look little to those who crossed him Betis in the quarter finals from Cup. This was a group full of illusion and believed capable of anything. I had won the Super Cup, the cup derby was pending with the Real and he was fighting to sew yet another final to the 2021 curriculum. Now, the Athletic It is a team devastated in the spirit and devastated in the emotional.

Will not be able to repeat

Marcelino, that when he returned to The league after the final with the Real repeated the team, he will not be able to trace his approach to the Betis because I did it that day in Anoeta It didn’t help much either and, above all, because they don’t have all the finalists available.

In the Betis, Pellegrini repeat list and Borja Iglesias placeholder image could start out. The Galician was injured in the Martinez Valero and could not be in front of Atlético de Madrid. The forward, with just a couple of training sessions, entered the list for the match against Valencia but, faced with the possibility of receiving a blow again in the affected area, He was a substitute and barely played half an hour. Borja Iglesias placeholder image had marked eight goals in the last nine games that he had disputed.

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