garcia plaza some are underestimating barcelona but its a fearsome team

García Plaza: “Some are underestimating Barcelona, but it’s a fearsome team”

garcia plaza some are underestimating barcelona but its a fearsome team

The coach of Alaves, Luis García Plaza he said on Friday that some people are underestimating Barcelona, his next opponent, whom he described as “a fearsome team”. The Madrid coach said at a press conference that he ”expects a great Barcelona“ and asked for ”a great atmosphere” in Mendizorroza, because they will need it. “As soon as we don’t give the maximum we won’t have any options,” coach Albiazul said.

About Barcelona, he stressed that “he likes to press high and has fast center-backs.” ”They make you run and we have to try to do damage with the ball,“ said Garcia Plaza, who acknowledged that ”the favorites are them.”

“It’s going to be very difficult for us to win or score,” he stressed, and admitted that “it’s the right time to face Barcelona“for the good moment that Alaves is going through, although he stressed that “without giving his best version he is capable” of winning.

Asked about the moment that his rival on the bench, Xavi Hernández, is going through, he remarked that ”he is the current league champion“ and affirmed that ”Spanish football is like that”. “There are criticisms and this doesn’t happen in other leagues,” he argued, adding that Mikel Arteta is the fashionable manager in the Premier League despite having started with bad results. “His work in these two years is not bad”” he said about Xavi Hernández, but he considered that “in Spain no one is forgiven”.

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Despite being separated from the relegation places, he said that the Alaves fans “are smart”. “He knows that we are made to suffer and we have a lot to do,” he said.

He assured that he will demand in the locker room that no one relax so that when a bad streak comes it will not affect. “We are in a beautiful moment”” he opined.

Asked about the winter market in which Alaves negotiated with Betis for Luis Rioja, he said that the Sevillian player “has the desire to play against Barcelona and is going to continue defending the Alaves shirt one hundred percent.”

“The club has tried to sign a centre-back, but I know where I am and I know that it costs a lot to make any addition”, he clarified, and advanced that he trusts in the versatility of his players and in the academy.

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