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“The match against Manchester is not a reference”

Abelard He has appeared in the press room to analyze Sunday’s game against a Real who will arrive touched after the blow in Turin. The Alavés coach, in any case, showed his admiration for the txuri urdin team and valued their “personality” for “trying to play as always, wanting the ball” against Manchester United who “did things very well.” However, for him, “yesterday’s game is not a reference.”

The Asturian coach does not believe that the txuri urdin come out with their minds in Turin: “I think not. Unfortunately I think the tie is very difficult for them and Sunday’s game for them is one more motivation to be able to be in Europe next year. I think it will not affect them. ”

Sure that Imanol he is going to see the defects that were in yesterday’s game and he is going to correct them, so I hope the best version of the Real

Remembered Abelard that “it happened to us that after the game against Madrid we played a good game in Getafe. I think that when you come from a loss, the player reacts and surely Imanol he is going to see the defects that were in yesterday’s game and he is going to correct them, so I hope for the best version of Real ”.

Therefore, it is “a difficult game” because “we are facing a rival with a great squad”. believes that Imanol “It will do some rotation” but that the Real “has a squad of practically two players per position and of enormous quality.”

The Gijón coach had words of praise for Imanol: “I think he’s doing a spectacular job. It’s nice to see them play, “he said before analyzing the Txuri Urdin,” a team made especially to attack. I think he handles offensive concepts in a formidable way. In the game of possession he is very well endowed, it is difficult to steal the ball and then he has the offensive transitions. If you lose the ball in a dangerous area or are not attentive to surveillance, you have very vertical players like Oyarzabal, Isak
For your, Januzaj or Barrenetxea. And also players who come from the second row like Mikel
Merino”.

We have to make a physical match for them, and I don’t mean in disputes or fouling them, but in terms of the intensity of the match, a round trip that is uncomfortable for them

For all this, he described Real as “a team with great offensive resources”, which will force them to “be vigilant” and “play a game in which they do not feel comfortable”, but in which “we also have to think about attack and not only defend because if we are not going to lose. I am convinced that we can play a good game and that we can harm them ”because“ we have our weapons and our arguments ”.

One aspect that can play in favor of Alavés is rest: “It all depends on the intensity we put into the game,” he said. Abelard. “If we ‘shade’, obviously they will have a comfortable game and they will not notice that possible fatigue. We have to be intense, be close to the opponent when we don’t have the ball, be vertical when we have it and force them to run backwards. Make them a physical match, and I’m not referring to disputes or fouls, but in terms of the intensity of the match, a round trip that is uncomfortable for them ”.