He Girona it seems to have reached the ceiling. The 4-0 in Santiago Bernabeu woke the Catalans from a dream that had remained alive for almost three quarters of the competition and, with the morning alarm of any worker, the Michael They brought the focus back to the day-to-day and the real goal for the rest of the season, the Champions League.
Positive things can be taken from the second defeat of the campaign, and that is that Míchel’s men will put that aside uncomfortable pressure along with really feeling like contenders for the title. The ‘gironins’ have been proven to perform at full capacity when the teams are not around. expectations built around the team, so it’s best not to be labeled favorites early on.
they want forget about leadership, something that goes along with the pressure demanded from outside the game and the level of all the figures trained by the Vallecano coach. In Europeas it seems, they will be there next year unless things go awry.
In the absence of 42 points to play, Girona has 19 more points than Real Sociedad (seventh place) and 18 more than Betis (sixth place), the biggest candidates for the Europa League, with the consent of Las Palmas, Valencia and Getafe , with several points below it .
Although, going deeper into the matter, something appears five candidates for the four hypothetical Champions League spots, Real Madrid (61 points), Girona (56 points), Barça (51 points), Atlético (48 points) and Athletic (45 points). Míchel ruled out the three mastodons since the beginning of the season, because he assumed that, given the squad and resources, the three would be at the top of his project.
And, in fact, that’s where the true rival of the ‘blanc-i-vermells’ appears, the Basque team. The box of Valverde seems to be the greatest candidate who played his chest with the Catalans for the last place in the biggest tournament in Europe and, without going any further, he is the opponent who will be beaten the next day with one detail to consider, which will be played in San Mamés.
So, the fight is clear and direct. If the lions get the three points at home they will come closer in the revelation team of the season, leaving a rivalry ahead with many points up for grabs and very little margin between them. The calendar ofgrownot very handsome, although dominated by men Michael They were a bit relieved to see the matches that the Basques also had to play.
The calendar is marked for Girona seven dates away from Montilivi (Athletic, Mallorca, Getafe, Atlético, Las Palmas, Alavés and Valencia) and seven at home (Rayo, Osasuna, Betis, Cádiz, Barça, Villarreal and Granada). If we open the page, we will see that the lions will play seven at home (Girona, Barça, Alavés, Villarreal, Granada, Osasuna and Sevilla) and seven more as visitors (Betis, Las Palmas, Real Madrid, Atlético, Getafe, Celta and Rayo).
It will hold, therefore, create accountsbut Girona will focus on its new real goal to forget about the leadership dream, which will only return if Real Madrid refuses and the people from Girona continue a rocket pace.
Source: La Verdad
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