Pellegrini warns Celta, sticks out his chest for his team and sends a message to Luis Enrique

The Real Betis coach assures that he is going for a victory that will allow him to continue fighting for Champions positions

Manuel Pellegrini andhe has forgotten the setback in Frankfurt. Or at least he will – and will have his players follow him – for the next 24 hours, since the Real Betis much of its options are played Champions League in a difficult visit to Celta who beat him at Benito Villamarín at the start of the year.

The Galician team has not finished taking off and its irregularity has led it to almost rule out the fight for Europe, although it is also far from the dangerous zone, which makes it be in a nobody’s zone that relieves it of pressure. And that in a good squad is dangerous.

“We face the game against Celta knowing that we played against a good team. Coudet has given him a clear philosophy that they go in search of games both at home and away. And he has footballers who have made him improve”, assured the Real Betis coach, who warned his men that they have to be totally focused on what is coming to them. “Celta play football very well, they have very good mechanics of soccer. Here It was a special game, in which they didn’t have many arrivals and neither did we, but the goals came from the mistakes we made. The normal thing is to see an open game. We qualified there last year to play in Europe. It is a very important game to advance in LaLiga, which is now our priority”, added the Chilean

Pellegrini also warned that Betis will have to play “a very complete match, very focused on the defensive part”, above all, because Celta have “important players at the top” like Iago Aspas, Nilito, Mina…

Once the rival had been analysed, the Real Betis coach wanted to turn the page on everything that happened on Thursday in Germany. “We would have really liked to go through one more round in the Europa League, but there are ten dates left in LaLiga to fight with Atlético, Barcelona, ​​Real Sociedad and Villarreal. They all got stronger in the winter market to fight for a European position. We want to try to get there as high as possible. I think we have to try. And so that this illusion does not translate into disappointment, we are going to work for it”, estimated Pellegrini, who does not see the Betis team touched after falling in the UEFA Europa League, especially , because he showed that he can beat anyone: “It was a match that we won in ninety minutes. They were better here and we were better there.”

The absent, a “pride” for Betis

Regarding the break, in which he ‘lost’ nine players, the coach was calm, not in vain, each rest period has been followed by a reaction. Although also only the last of them was reached with victory, a warning for tomorrow. “The stoppages are already fixed by FIFA and they have always been good for us. In the previous break we came from many games in a few days and now we go with 14 in 40. The squad has known how to dose itself and we have not worried about the players who are not there. We are going to take advantage now to work normally for two weeks”, added the Chilean, who valued the absences of the internationals as positive and did not want to get wet about the presence or not of Betis in the ‘Roja’.

“The more players Betis has in the national teams, the better for the club, but Luis Enrique knows what he is doing. I understand that as Betis coach there is a coach from the national team, who watches all the matches and who has a lot of experience. He gives the list that he thinks is convenient. He would never criticize a coach“, warned the Chilean.