I raised The technician rules out speculating on the result from the start
Paco Lopez, technician of the I raised, he knows that both he and his team have a historic date with this Cup semifinal, against Athletic. The Valencian coach is convinced that the two teams will go out to win the game from the start, but he also recognizes that the semifinal is conditioned because it is played in a double game and that there will be a return match in three weeks at the Ciutat de Valncia.
“I do not think that either team will speculate or think from the beginning that there will be a second game. We are both going to go out to the same thing, to try to win the game. It is 180 minutes, not 90 as in the previous qualifiers. As for the attitude of the two teams, I am convinced that we will both go out to win the game. “
“I have always said that it is normal for each one to have their alignment, that each one thinks an alignment. We always say so, that we try to get that team, that eleven that we think can make us win the game. But also thinking that The fact of having 5 changes to the coaches gives us a tremendous capacity for intervention. It is important to take this into account, and more so from where we live. We are experiencing an anomalous situation, the general situation of this world of the pandemic. The level of the players It is the same. We have been playing many games with a lot of wear and tear. I understand everyone, but from outside each one has their alignment and will make the alignment that thinks best. But then our job is to analyze many things, many influencing factors. I understand that It will surprise you and many, but we will always do it thinking about the best of the team. Those who have the most information about everything are the technical body, and we are the ones who decide, and we will try to do our own thing. my usual “.
“When you start in this profession you try to learn and improve, like every person in your profession. To go as far as possible. But it has never been a craving for me. I have always tried to enjoy what I have had in each moment. With work and dedication, thanks to the players we have in the Levante, they have led us to a special match like tomorrow’s. But my notes are about what is happening and not about what is going to happen. But one in their profession he is ambitious and wants to improve. We are working on it, we have to enjoy the moment. “
“We will see it tomorrow. That counterweight of history and of the experience that Athletic has in these types of matches and the illusion of a team that has never achieved it in its history. We will try to make it play in our favor. But ahead we will have a A team that apart from history has some players and that, since Marcelino is at the helm, we will see what is imposed. But I know that we are clear that the game must be faced in the same way as any other. they are earned or worked in the same way as any other “.
“We work on that every day. It is not something that surprises us. It is a special match, that is not lost on anyone. It is very important to have the appropriate competitive tension. It can create anxiety, but as it is something that has always worried us , being aware of the player every day and emotional aspect. As it is something that is worked on, it has not worried us excessively. We have some players who have shown us that in such special matches in terms of more negative consequences than tomorrow, it is a Locker room that in that sense we do not have due to excessive anxiety or pressure. In more adverse circumstances it has done so and tomorrow I am convinced that it will be us, regardless of whether the game goes better or worse. We will try to be us. “
“I don’t believe much in pressure now. A team with the experience it has and in the last few years there have been six, or some, consecutive semifinals, I don’t think. With the experience of its players I don’t think it has influence. to the goalkeeper to zero, we are not the one to talk about that. But it is important to score a goal in double elimination matches. It is important and because of the way we play we are going to try to go to score a goal. Another thing is that we achieve it or No. Speculating, we are not going to speculate. We are going to try to make our game. The different moments of the game seem important to me on an emotional level. They are very vertical teams that try to get to the area quickly. We will have to endure the arreones, we have had an impact and the team be ready to do it. “
“If I tell you, I also tell the rival. So many things happen in football that we don’t know if it will be better or worse. We’d better keep it to ourselves. With the issue of the 5 changes we have more capacity for intervention. But in the end it is the players who interpret, and tomorrow it will be very important how we are mentally to be ourselves and play with daring, faith and hope. That will lead us to play a good game tomorrow. “
“It has served us well. We have said it many times this year. It was our worst game by difference, because it was not us. They took us to what they wanted. They have changed coach and there are different nuances. But more or less they are the same players. For us it will be good because we have said in the locker room that it has to be us. We cannot be sure that they do not lead us to what they want. We will try to do it, something else is the rival, very strong, who has their weapons and a very strong identity that is sometimes not easy to neutralize. “
“We spent many seasons working alongside each other, he in the first team and I in the second team. We know each other, the way we work. You learn from everyone. Each one has their concepts, their priorities, their identity, too. it depends on the players that each one has. In the end there are differences and each one wants to win the game with their weapons, also taking into account the characteristics of the players we have. “
“In the end the only thing that changes is the consequences of winning the game. The consequences are different for everyone. In the end, the preparation of the matches, the special matches, is about working in the same way. Winning in the same way, putting the focus on what we have to do. What am I going to say to the fans. It seems sensational to me what we are all experiencing, they deserve what they are experiencing. They deserve it for everything, for the support and for the moments that we are living I hope we continue that joy. We want them to feel proud of this team, of this dressing room, we are going to give everything to make it so. “
“I have the appearance of serious, but I am not. I always try to have the same gesture. We are not always with the same emotion. But I always try to have the same balance in my life. It is so special for all granotas, for many people. I have heard some audio and videos out there, of people who have been around for many years or the youngest. We are all very excited about it. But especially those people who have lived for more years than everything. We have lived so many and so many moments that it’s a moment to really enjoy it and feel proud of this team. “
“Yes, I think so. I’ll tell you tomorrow, but I usually get to sleep well. It’s harder for me after the games, I was already over a player. The night before unless I have any doubts, in principle I sleep.”
“That is one of our objectives. Our two objectives will be to give everything so that people feel proud of the team no matter what happens and two, to do better and better and play this sport well, which is not easy. To give everything. absolutely everything to make our people really proud. “