Pellegrini, “very happy”, does not dodge the question about whether Betis aspires to the Champions League

The Chilean has already said, after playing 14 games in 40 days, that “the team was not tired”, but admits that not playing during the week is better “the intensity and freshness”

“Being able to become the foreign coach who has managed the most matches in Spain would be a pride. And even more so if it is achieved at Real Betis”, he commented Manuel Pellegrini in their social networks to commemorate the statistics that the great specialist in the matter advanced, @LaLigaenDirectowho remembered the 400 encounters in The league of the Chilean coach, half of them settled with victories. And he must finish the season with almost round numbers, because he has led the Verdiblancos for 90, with eight games to go and the final of the Copa del Rey. Already in the press room, the Chilean analyzed a match in which his team met with victory after digesting during the last team break of the course the elimination in European League.

“I’m very happy with the result and the team’s play. He showed freshness, but also intensity to prevent Osasuna from hardly creating any chances, with high ball circulation and at least 4-5 very clear chances apart from goals. Game to game, we are showing that we are at a good level”

“Our aspiration has always been to achieve everything that mathematics allows us. There are 24 points left and we have to try at least. If it is not achieved, it would not be a failure at all, but, while the final of Cup, we have to fight it”

“When we played 14 games in 40 days, I already said that the team was not tired, but, logically, the freshness and intensity cannot be the same as now, with the whole week preparing for a game. I would have very much liked to continue at UEL , but the fact of not being here will allow us to prepare this final stretch in the best way”

“As a coach, I always want to have all the players, which can’t always be, but you’ve never seen me complain. That’s why we have a large squad since the beginning of the season. Important players were missing against Zenit and we showed our faces. I’m not saying that they are not important casualties, but that we have a balanced squad, without ever having a team A and a team B”

“Not so much as a relief, because we have known him for many years and he has always scored goals, without scoring as many as this season. Before he scored them all and then they resisted him. He has taken it in stride. Both his performance and Álex’s Moreno leaves us very happy with the work that is done in training”

“Football is a sum of successes and errors, where high individual performance is key, but supported by a team philosophy. The commitment and spirit of the entire squad throughout the year has been strong so that, when it is your turn, play, I can take advantage of it”

“With so many hits, it’s difficult to analyze a mistake. I would have liked a clean sheet, but it’s normal, with the game dominated and so many chances, to have a mistake and a goal could come. But we knew how to react with maturity”

“The youngsters still lack training to be in the first team, but Raúl is going to have a good future in this entity. Both he and Rodri’s return make me very happy”