Capa: “Losing the final with Real would be a great hit”

The full-back, who is fighting for a starting position with De Marcos, acknowledges that the La Cartuja derby “has become the longest final in the world and we must go calmly”

ANDhe Athletic continues with its preparation for the Cup final with Real Sociedad on April 3 at La Cartuja. Ander Capa has offered a press conference before morning training. The side points out that the dressing room thanks this week of competitive distance. “You do not have to go crazy with the final. After so long it is the longest final in the world, but you have to go calmly. This week is to rest and disconnect,” he said before acknowledging that in a rivalry duel there are no concessions: “Losing against Real would be a great hit, but here we only think about winning and lifting another title.”

The portuguese wanted to avoid parallels with 2012, when Athletic faced two finals (Cup and Europa League) also in a short space of time – at that time without luck – and he spoke of focusing the focus only on the derby. “We are two teams that have been waiting a whole year for this moment. We want to bring the Cup and we only think about the first final. Anything can happen in the finals and being against Real there is still more desire“, he pointed.

Three days after the La Cartuja final, Athletic will visit Anoeta in a postponed LaLiga duel. The full-back insisted that in the dressing room there is no reference to that match and that No one has talked about whether the defeated in the Cup would have to make the champion hall. “It is the first news in this regard. Nothing of this has been discussed here,” he remarked.

The last league experiences of the two teams before the final They left Real worse off after losing 1-6 with Barcelona while Athletic drew (1-1) with Eibar. Capa said looking at last weekend is not worth it. “The 1-6 of the Real is misleading. We don’t have to think that we are favorites nor that we are going to win easy. We will go to the final being a humble and hardworking team, which is what has to lead us to success. La Real have very good players and play a very good game, but we don’t pay attention to them. We have a great team and we are going to go for our tricks. We are at a high level and improving every day with the coach, “he explained.

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