Athletic The technician regrets the missed opportunity and wants a constant version of his equipment
LThe Cup for Athletic is suffering. There has been no tie in which he has not had to suffer his rivals scoring the first goal of the game. Marcelino was left without the proposed challenge of not fitting in, but with the tie very alive and with options to enter the final. “We played a weak first half and in a semifinal we have to play at a better level. It is true that the rival generated very little, but they dominated us. We improved a little at the end, but it was little baggage. In the second half, about Everything in the first 25 minutes, we were the Athletic that we want. Approaching that level of play we can be in the final, but it is clear that we will not be able to leave even a minute in Valencia “.
What body is left: “Not very good because we want to have an advantage in the tie to Valencia. It cannot leave us with a good taste in our mouths, especially after watching the first 45 minutes. It is true that it is to be praised that the second half marks the way for us. We were far superior to the rival in that period and they did not create anything for us in attack. Their goalkeeper had very good performances and his defenses were also decisive in some one-on-one action. It is clear that to be in a final we have to play as in the second half. We must push ourselves more.
An anxious first half and changes to halftime: “It is always difficult to know exactly why. What is clear is that we did not have the last adequate activation. Perhaps it was due to anxiety. We were not comfortable in any facet of the game. We missed passes Simple and we didn’t have mobility. In the first half most of the footballers were below their level. Then the idea of the game changed and we found ourselves with what we like “.
The final scores: “Options have decreased because we did not win in our field, but even decreasing we are in the fight. Those merits will take us to the final. It is our conviction and the attitude of our players is sure.”