Marcelino Garcia Toral has assessed this afternoon the knockout round of the Cup against Alcoyano, which has just left Real Madrid in the ditch of Zidane. “We played against a Second B, in theory, only in theory, he was one of the most affordable rivals, but we have already verified ourselves with the tie against Ibiza the difficulty that this entails and then Alcoyano, as we usually say, has been loaded with two Firsts, Huesca and Real Madrid ”, said the Asturian in statements collected by the club’s website.
The rojiblanco coach has reiterated his prudence: “Therefore, we must be very cautious, respect the rival as much as possible, know the difficulty, act as favorites but then we have to prove it on the pitch.”
Unlike Ibiza’s pitch, which has an artificial surface, El Collao, where the game will be played on the 28th at 9 p.m., is made of natural grass. This pleases Marcelino. “We will see how the field is, but the big difference is that it is made of natural grass and in the last round it was artificial grass. From this point of view everything is more normal. It is normalized with respect to what we are used to. It is a field that I know, of not very large dimensions. We have to adapt, they are the circumstances that exist. When we start the competition, we know which teams are in dispute, which teams can touch you and the conditions in which each of them plays ”, he reiterated.
How do you see the tie? “We are in a very similar situation to the last one against Ibiza. We knew it was going to be a very difficult team, as demonstrated by their results and especially the tie against Celta, in which they had scored five goals. We were warned, we must be prepared for a difficult situation because it has just eliminated Huesca first and then a whole Real Madrid ”.