The return of Borja
Churches Training with the group has been the great novelty in this Thursday’s session carried out by the first team of the Real
Betis in the Luis del Sol sports city, to continue preparing for next Monday’s matchday 26 clash against Alavés. The Galician forward has overcome the muscular discomfort that prevented him from playing in Cádiz last Sunday and will be able to be at the disposal of Manuel Pellegrini against the Vitoria.
The Chilean coach could already count on Wednesday with the contest of Nabil Fekir in the group’s return to training, so at the moment he only has the casualties of Bartra, Camarasa and Dani Martín, since William Carvalho is also available to return to play after serving last Sunday the penalty game for his expulsion in the final stages of the game against Getafe.
Manuel Pellegrini said in the preview of the match against Cádiz that he hoped to be able to count on Fekir and Borja Iglesias for the derby on March 14 against Sevilla FC at the Ramón Sánxhez-Pizjuán, as he believed that for next Monday’s match against him Alavés were going to arrive “very fair.” However, the two, who were among the fittest footballers on the squad in recent weeks, have evolved satisfactorily from their respective muscular discomforts and are now signing up for the next game.
Against Alavés, both Nabil Fekir and Víctor Ruiz must be careful not to see a fifth yellow card that would lead to a suspension match, so they would miss the derby against Sevilla FC. Fekir has endured with four yellow cards since he saw the last one on December 20 in Granada, while Víctor Ruiz saw the fourth in the clash against FC Barcelona on February 7.