Manuel Pellegrini expect the Real Betis “Keep your philosophy and game scheme against the champion of Spain” this Saturday at the Benito Villamarin, where he trusts that his team “comes out one hundred percent and maintains the intensity and competitive level shown in the first two games. Hopefully we will be able to repeat the same result, which would keep us at the top of the tournament, which is always very important. Tomorrow we are going to try to be a team that will look for the game from the beginning, ”said the Chilean.
The visit of Real Madrid it especially motivates the Chilean coach. “I had the fortune to direct in that institution, where I left people who are very close friends of mine. They are groups with which I had a great relationship. Every time we face different teams we try to give greater importance to our philosophy of the game, but we always leave a margin to the characteristics of the rival. We know that Real Madrid has very precise players and we must be applied in defense so that they do not develop their game, ”he valued.
Pellegrini confirmed that Saved will miss another match, although he advanced that next week he may be training with the group, and advanced that the participation of Diego Lainez it is still unknown due to gastric problems. “Except for Guarded, the rest is available. I hope Andrés is with us next week. Lainez has a small gastric problem, so we will see tomorrow if it is available or not ”.
Regarding the starting eleven, Pellegrini subtracted options from Loren to start as a starter -on Thursday he tried Sanabria instead of Borja Iglesias-, while pointing out that if the forwards perform as expected, the attack is covered. “We will see what the list of cited is and we will see who starts tomorrow. Loren finished the championship, spent a month on vacation and had the misfortune to grab the Covid That kept him from working for another month. He has lost a lot of time and I don’t think he is there yet to play a complete game, ”the Chilean analyzed.