After defending the work and quality of his players to the point of leaving his throat, talking about elusive fortune and even joking with some ba
After defending the work and quality of his players to the point of leaving his throat, talking about elusive fortune and even joking with some bad fario, Marcelino was finally able to smile with the end result. Nine matches later, the Athletic coach was finally able to assess a match from the tranquility of victory: “Soccer has done justice. Because it is not that before we were a bad team, it is that the results did not come to us. I always said that the competitive level had been well above the results obtained, that is why we needed this victory to endorse what we do. The team needed this victoryIn fact, the Asturian coach was always proud of his players, but yesterday he was especially satisfied because they were able to overcome Fekir’s goal that put Betis ahead. bench to turn the luminous one: “When the 1-2 still remained 35 minutes for the game to be resolved. It was a blow, but the team had a very good reaction and the players who joined the field gave us that spark, that dynamism and that freshness that the team needed. “
Likewise, Marcelino had words of praise for a Williams who scored a double: “I am very satisfied for him because he deserves it, because strikers need goals and that’s why now it’s sure to increase your confidence. “ But he also wanted to emphasize the defensive concessions that led to the two goals from Verdiblancos: “We conceded two goals, too many. And they created us more than necessary. In that sense we played an infinitely better game against Sevilla, but we scored three goals against Betis and came back one against. That is why I think we achieved a deserved victory against a great team. “In this way, Marcelino recognized that this victory reinforces the self-esteem of a squad that He will only have three days of respite before receiving Real Madrid.
The best images of Athletic 3- 2 Betis. Photos: Borja Guerrero
Manuel PellegriniFor his part, the match against Athletic did not end at all happy: “Playing at San Mamés is difficult. We started losing early, but we had the ability to turn around. In the second half we made the tie and, when we had the match under control, they tied. We began to feel the effort of the whole week and the game ended with a very difficult goal “. The Betis coach refers to the extent that Óscar de Marcos achieves, in his opinion, “after a foul made by Fekir after he received one earlier in the same play and it was not charged”. “It’s a shame how the referees treat Fekir,” concluded Pellegrini.
“The team needed this victory because we weren’t bad, only the results weren’t there”
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“The match ends with a conflicting goal, it is a shame how the referees treat Fekir”