Gariz Gaizka stressed that the Athletic Club face with “really want”The semifinal of the Copa del Rey that will face them Pomegranate why “it’s the clearest trick“That they have this season to achieve great success and that is why they go”to go for her“
“We have no reason not to have a great mood. Not every year you reach a semifinal and not with any team, with our team, Athletic. What we want is to reach the final, is what we have in mind”, Said the rojiblanco team coach at the press conference prior to the meeting.
Garitano added that they consider the game “as one of the league in which you have to try to win“And added that”neither for good nor for bad”The tie will be resolved in San Mamés, because whatever the outcome everything will be decided on March 5 at the Nuevo Los Cármenes.
“The ideal would be to get a good result, but then we would have to go there to defend it. And if not, to get a better one. They have shown that they are capable of winning in their field and we are also able to win it out. It’s 180 minutes and from the first to the last we will have to be focused, ”he reflected.
The Vizcaino coach admitted that the career of Athletic in LaLiga in recent weeks – in which he chained eight days without winning – “is very conditioned by the Cup”
“We are turning a lot in the Cup and we arrive just at the weekends, with injured or players who need a break because they have. But we are in the semifinals and we have to go with everything to this game, ”he said.
Regarding the physical condition of the workforce, he pointed out that, given the transcendence of the party, the ‘touched’, as Yuri Berchiche or Raul Garcia, low last Sunday at the Reale Arena, “they are trying to recover because it is a game in which” everyone wants to be in the field. “
In fact, the coach will wait until Wednesday, game day, to offer the final call that will depend on the evolution of both the left-hander and the Navarre striker.
Garitano foresees a tievery hard”In which he does not see favorite. “What’s the matter who is the favorite? I have never understood very well. It must be demonstrated when the match begins. The Barcelona He was a favorite and we beat him. There are no favorites in a Cup semifinal“He stressed.
The technician also said that “in the dressing room nobody thinks ”in the final of Seville. “I can only control from the door inside, from the outside I have neither information nor power to control. The players know that it is an elimination match as complicated as that of Barcelona and that we have two complicated matches, ”he said.
What the Biscay did ask is that the public of San Mamés generate “the same atmosphere” as in front of Barça – when the record for attendance at ‘La Catedral’-“ was broken.because this tie will be decided by small details” “We need the strength of San Mamés, of course,” he concluded.