‘If we don’t match Atlético in intensity, it will pass us by’

The coach of Deportivo Alavés, Abelardo Fernandez, he assured this Friday that if they do not equal Atlético de Madrid in intensity they will go over them in the game that they will play this Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano and that the Albiazules take “as a challenge.”

The Asturian thought that his team “Has deserved more score in the last games ”and wished to be on the same line as the Vitoria team against Real Betis and Cádiz despite having only scored one point.

“Is doing a great competitionThey play the same regardless of the scoreboard, they have a great line of work and are hypercompetitive ”, analyzed the babazorro coach about the mattress rival, who highlighted Diego Pablo Simeone’s attacking men.

“Luis Suárez fixed to the centrals, pulls unchecked breaks and causes contacts “, warned” Pitu “, who underlined the game of Yannick Carrasco, Ángel Correa and Marcos Llorente. “It has many resourcesThat’s why it goes first, ”the Alava coach stressed, who also stated that they must be“ solvent on a defensive level and attack them ”.

Abelardo insisted that they have to “improve in the aspect of the concentration“, Where he has been insisting for a while because it costs them goals and they could suffer especially in this match because, in his opinion, Atlético punishes a lot the mistakes of the rival.

Despite the fact that Alavés is still at a point of salvation, “Pitu” affirmed that “at the level of work, the day-to-day has been very good” and stressed that “the squad It works in a phenomenal way ”.

“In a dressing room there are always players who are more unhappy because they play less, but we are united to try get out of this situation”, He declared.

He did not dare to give the number of points they may need to escape relegation, but considered that the team that best handles this situation will will save.

Abelardo also spoke about Joseba del Carmen, a mental coach from Vitoria, who arrived from the hand of the Gijon man to Alavés, where he already was when Mauricio Pellegrino it was the coach.

“I’ve been with him for a long time and It has been great for me”, Explained the coach, who indicated that he helps the staff with group and individual sessions. “It is one more support and your contribution will be very positive,” he said.