Lopetegui: “Celta is a great team that can make things very difficult for us”

  • The coach of Sevilla, Julen Lopetegui, trusts his team, despite the casualties, in the appointment he has this Sunday against Celta in Balaídos. The Basque coach, who still awaits the arrival of the Argentines Acuña, Montiel and Papu Gómez, you will not be able to count on Diego Carlos, by penalty, nor with En-Nesyri, of which he said that he has not yet been able to train with the team.

The Gipuzkoan awaits a complicated Celta with good players and affirms that the defeat against Granada does not cause any urgency for the Sevilla team.

“We are going to see how they arrive, not only Marcos (Acuña), but all (the Argentines), those who train tomorrow and the others who have also had some other problem, “said the former coach, who complained about the problem of the internationals. “Every time they go to the national teams it happens to us. We have played many times on Saturday after the national teams. It is the context with which we find ourselves and we must be able to compete regardless of the context. They arrive tonight on a trip and tomorrow’s training, the only one they have, will score a bit. We will decide what is the call and the line-up. It is true that apart from them there are other colleagues who have been with their teams, some have come in good condition, others not so much. We will try to find that final photo tomorrow to decide with whom we travel and with which eleven we are going to go out, ”he recalled.

About him Celta, Lopetegui warned of the level that Coudet’s team has. “He is a rival that we know well, very tough, with excellent footballers, with a very clear football proposal that will force us to perform well in Vigo. He has very clear concepts of the game, he has excellent footballers, of individual quality, players who can solve the game by themselves, many of them. AND It will force us to perform well on a defensive and offensive level.. A game of maximum intensity, of maximum demand against a high quality rival that will force us to score at a very high level without any doubt ”, he insisted.

Finally, he distanced himself from criticism and comments about the team’s game: “I’m not waiting for the debates, but about the team and trying to focus on the things that can help us to continue growing and improving. The demand is fantastic and we assume it naturally, it always shows us the way, we have to improve as a team. Now we have until the next break a journey of very demanding, beautiful, tough matches… and we have to try to face them with a good mentality ”.

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