Marcelino praises Griezmann and Simeone


The coach of Villarreal, Marcelino García Toralassured this Sunday, in a press conference, that his team is on a good streak of results and that, despite the break in the League, he hopes to extend it in tomorrow’s match against Atlético de Madrid.

The Asturian coach was confident that the Villarreal could maintain the “level shown” before the break in a match he described as “very complicated.”

“Atlético has reached a situation where it needs to win, but we need it too and we play on our field with our fans,” he said. Marcellinwho described the Madrid team as a “powerful rival in all aspects of the game.”

“He has great quality players in every position and an integrated idea of ​​football at a collective level,” he added. Marcellinthat predicted the Villarreal must play at a “very high level” and the players of Athletic “don’t have your best day” to have a chance at success.

Griezmann, “absolutely decisive”

The technician of Villarreal praised Antoine Griezmannwhom he described as an “absolutely decisive” footballer in the competition, although he also highlighted the quality of other attackers, such as Álvaro Morata, Ángel Correa either Memphis Depay.

“On the sides they have Llorente, Lino, Correa or Riquelme… so they have a lot of players to choose from,” added the Asturian, who defined Atlético as a “solidarity, competitive and winning team that knows how to play the games this.”

Marcellin already appreciate the Villarreal In recent days he has been able to “minimize the rival’s goal scoring actions”, which has improved him, and he said as his goal “to prove the good things we have done in the past days”.

“We have beaten all the teams ahead of us in the table so far, and that is the path that can lead us to a victory,” said the Asturian.

The technician of Villarreal He also emphasized the trajectory of Diego Pablo Simeone at the bank Athleticwhich he considers “the key to this leap in quality” of the team in recent years.

“Simeone is a great coach”

“This is a team that will play in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and is always in high positions in the table and competing for titles. He is a good coach, but we are confident that we can win this game,” he added.

The Asturian played down his personal statistics at home in his matches Athletic and felt an equal rivalry between “two great teams.”

“We believe we can compete with anyone and beat anyone, something that Atlético also thinks,” he added. Marcellinwho “thanked” for Passió Drums Associationwho named him the guest of honor at their traditional Rompida de la Hora.

The coach, who wants La Cerámica to breathe a good atmosphere of football again, does not want to think about arriving in time for the match for Europe and pointed out that there is no other goal than to win the Athleticsince he remembered that not so long ago Villarreal He looked down at the table.

“I think we should focus all our attention on each game and from there we will see what we can do and how we can reach the final stage,” he reflected.

“I would prefer to be in the places of the teams ahead of us in the table. We are two and three games away from our goal, out of nine remaining, so I find it very difficult,” he reiterated.

The technician, finally, confirmed the medical discharge and the presence on the call before the Atlético de Madrid of Raul Albiol and Alfonso Pedrazaas well as the Francis Coquelin.

Source: La Verdad


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