The Cup it’s the cup and the Valencia of Copa is not the Valencia of the league. Therefore Toni Lato was convinced that despite the distance that now separates the club from Mestalla of the Seville in the League, in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey they can tute in Julen’s team Lopetegui and they have options to eliminate him.
“We know it will be a very difficult game. He Seville FC is a powerful team and more like a single match in their field but we can compete face to face. We have the greatest hope of overcoming the tie. The Cup is the Cup. We have been very good at it and we have to continue in that line. We have a very great motivation and we can achieve it ”, he advanced.
In statements provided by the club, he acknowledged that this first match against a Primera rival will be “a difficult tie, but we have shown in the Cup del Rey that we are competing, that we are doing very well and we will go with all the illusion of passing the tie “.
“Each game is different and has its own things. It will be a very competitive game that we have to fight. History tells us that we are a very strong team and we are going to fight to be in the quarterfinals ”, he advanced.
This Cup also has a special meaning for him because in recent matches he has been the captain of the team, since neither José Luis has played Gayà, neither Jaume Doménech, nor Carlos Soler neither Gabriel Paulista.
“Wearing the captain’s armband is a pride. It is the greatest. Since you were little you dream of things like that. In different stages in the lower categories of Valencia I have been lucky enough to wear the bracelet and wearing it with the first team is the best ”, he acknowledged.
The youth squad warned that “some demanding weeks” are ahead and said he hopes “that next week it will also be so because it will mean that we have overcome the tie against Sevilla.”
“We know the importance of each game and we are going to start with Sunday’s against Atlético. We are going to do everything to win the three points in the Wanda Metropolitano ”, he advanced.