ANDl Bara from Xavi opens this afternoon in Linares in this edition of the Copa del Rey. The Catalan team defends the title and aspires to once again lift a trophy that has been one of the few reasons for joy it has had in recent times. But the culs are not a fan of the Andalusian bloc, despite being of a lower category - he militates in the First RFEF-, which has already eliminated the Nstic and Al Alavs.
"We are going with all the illusion. Linares does things well, we already saw him against him. Bara BBut the Cup is a goal, regardless of how we fare in the other competitions. We are the current champion. I expect a difficult game for the rival, because I am highly motivated, because he has a good coach and because it is a unique tie, an attractive format for smaller opponents but for us there is practically little to win because everyone considers us favorites, "he said yesterday Xavi.
The Catalan technician, reinforced after the victory in Majorca and the image offered in the most recent matches, faces the crossroads just like the last ones: marked by the large number of casualties it has due to injury, sanction and coronavirus. Despite the good evolution of Memphis and Ansu Fati, they will not play against him Linares Deportivo and his return points to next Saturday: the LaLiga match against him grenade. In fact, the coach has postponed until this morning, just before leaving for Jan at 08:00, the squad list to be clear on which players he can count on. Xavi continue to resort, anyway, to the quarry to complete the expedition. It is expected that among those mentioned are Dani alves, the first reinforcement of the winter market, which can now be registered.
The Linares Deportivo he is left with morale after eliminating the Alavs. He respects and admires the Catalan team, but warns that in this competition format anything is possible. In addition, it will be supported by more than 10,000 fans. There will be a full house. The Andalusian bloc, fourteenth classified in Group II of the First RFEF -6 victories, 4 draws and 7 defeats -, intends to be faithful to its style of organized team, with the lines together, concentrated and with fast transitions. He looks capable of competing and surprising the Bara.