BetisTOThe Betis calendar is ‘softened’ after the derby
ANDl last Sunday, in front ofReal Madrid,RubyI proved again that he is a survivor born of the benches. With everything against and when he seemed sentenced, he managed not only to lower his arms but to complete one of his best games of the season, achieving a deserved victory whose consequences in the short and medium term can be very important.
In statements to MARCA in the hours before the meeting, the technician ofVilasar de MarI didn’t lower my arms. “The important thing for me is that the equipment has not been disconnected,” he said. “If this team wins a couple of games and takes that mood point, it is able to win enough,” he added, recalling that the seventh place, nine points now, can still give a European ticket.
Now, after achieving that victory that resists him for a month and a half,RubyIt is loaded with arguments to believe more than ever in a reaction. The first, related to the psychological impulse that he hopes his team has received by knocking the leader down. But, above all, with the confidence that gives him to verify that his team has recovered the identity that he had lost weeks ago and returns to show himself as an intense, supportive and capable team.
Some tactical rectifications, such as recoveringEdgar, bet forLorenand give way toSidneithey are working like a charmRuby. And the gradual recovery of all the injured will allow him to face the final stretch of the championship with a minimum of two players for each position and enough margin to give breaks in search of greater performance.
A final stretch that also invites optimism. The derby of Sunday and the duel in the Wanda Metropolitano of the last day will be the only two games against teams in the upper area of the table for theBetis. The other nine will be against teams located from the eighth to the last position (Granada, Athletic, Espanyol, Levante, Villarreal, Celta, Osasuna, Alavs and Valladolid). With 33 points in dispute and a calendar that softens, soar inHelipolisand toRubyis allowed again.
Two seasons ago, withSetinon the bench, theBetishe added four points more than now in the classification and was closer toEuropeafter the first 27 days ofLeague. But it was precisely then that he completed a historic comeback with six wins and a draw in seven games that put him inEurope.
For himBetisfromRuby, the options to reach the last days near the sixth or seventh place go through reissuing a similar series of victories in the coming weeks. The first one already has it in your pocket. “With theSpanishwe were seven or eight points in the last five days, but I think we can cut more to be closer, “he said with his usual optimism to MARCA last Sunday. The next few weeks, if the coronavirus allows it, try …