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Betis captain Joaquín Sánchez said this Wednesday, on the eve of his team’s debut in the 2020-2021 Europa League, that they would play a continental competition “it’s special, it’s last year’s perseverance award “.
Joaquín, in his press appearance at the stadium prior to the team’s training, assured that “competing in Europe always motivates“and, although he admitted that” the ‘Champions’ is the best tournament, “he warned that”do not underestimate the ‘Europa League‘”, that this season will be” doubly special -for him- because it may be the last time he competes in Europe. “
The 40-year-old right-handed winger added that “it could be a beautiful year” if Betis goes “far” in this competition, although he did not want to consider the final of the tournament, which in this edition will be played at the Ramón Sánchez stadium. -Pizjuán, because “for that there is a lot“He stressed that the recipe will be” the same as last year “, to go” game by game “with the”idea always to look for the opposite goal“.
Joaquín pointed out that “the illusion” is the fuel that “keeps him with 40 years” in the elite, but he is not satisfied with being part of the squad, but wants “be important: contribute on or off the field“his” experience and way of being “, although he continues to” get angry when “he considers that he plays” little “.
And he trusts to be a starter in the meeting: “Supposedly, The one who chooses the coach to come to the press conference plays… “, she pointed out.” He knows that I get angry if I don’t play. Many times I ask him for explanations and he gets angry with me. We argue professionally, but he knows about my commitment. I am 40 years old, I know what my role is and I work to be one more“, the Betic captain concluded.