10/01/2021 at 2:30 PM CEST
The Espanyol coach, Vicente Moreno, said this Friday after training at the RCDE Stadium, where this Sunday he faces Real Madrid, that “the first thing you must be clear about to have any option to win is to think that you can do it.”
“It is always difficult to get a victory against them, but we are preparing the game well.. We are going to fight, knowing that we must touch perfection and show our best version“, insisted the Valencian, who did not consider that the rival suffers any” weakness “in defensive tasks.
Regarding Madrid striker Karim Benzema, Moreno explained that French is “way above” in terms of quality. “He has the ability to play on his back, he’s smart to play into space and he has a goal. It has an extreme level. You enjoy it when you see him play and you suffer when you face him, “he said.
As for the state of Espanyol, the head of the team explained that he is not recovering any player for this commitment at the RCDE Stadium. “More or less we will be the same as in the previous game“, he commented without entering his own names beyond that of goalkeeper Oier, who carries” some annoyance. “
On the other hand, Vicente Moreno recalled that he already beat Real Madrid as coach of Mallorca. “In my last experience in the First Division we beat him at home. There are always games in which they lose,” explained the coach, who does not renounce anything against the white team.
Anyway, the Valencian insisted that this commitment “does not have more importance” than others despite the entity of the rival. “We value all the points equally. We want to beat Real Madrid, but not because it is Madrid, but because we need to add,” he said.
Vicente Moreno, yes, recognized that it is a very complex opposite. “Having a very good day on a defensive level, bordering on perfection, the rival continues to generate chances for you because it has a lot of capacity upstairs. We are talking about high-level footballers, “he analyzed.” If we win, I don’t care about the result, “he added.
Asked about the increase in the capacity limit to 60 percent for this day, the coach regretted that full entry was not allowed. “If the percentage of the public goes to more we can be unstoppable at home. It is a pity that this Sunday we are not all,” he said.