Pellegrini: “The team never fell emotionally”


Manuel Pellegrini, the Chilean coach of Betis, positively assessed the victory achieved this Saturday at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum against Getafe, which stopped the streak of three consecutive defeats and ensured that at this stage his team “never fell emotionally”.

Betis got all three points thanks to Borja Iglesias’ goal from the penalty spot due to Domingos Duarte’s handball in the 85th minute inside the area.

“It is very important to win. In this section the team is not down in spirit and the eliminations in both the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey are unfair. Despite this, confidence has never been lost,” said Pellegrini, in a press conference.

“Now it is important to add to continue to maintain European options. Our goal is to try to add three points against Barcelona on Wednesday and continue the place in the Champions League. Then there will be 54 points left from the entire second round and we’ll see how far we qualify”, he confessed.

“There is a fact of a stronger institution than us, but this does not mean that we do not give everything in the field to reduce the difference in that budget. The team felt sure of what they had done and they did not fall emotionally because They feel they have the potential to compete with anyone,” he commented.

Finally, the Chilean coach gave a brief analysis of the match. “Defensively, both teams worked very well because Getafe is very dangerous and has two good forwards.”

“From the first half I don’t remember any intervention by Rui Silva but I do remember two heads-ups by Borja Iglesias. In the second half we balanced, we both arrived for a while and the action of the penalty came,” he concluded.

Source: La Verdad


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