Julen Lopetegui appeared before the media in the preview of the visit to Leganés at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Copa del Rey. His statements were as follows:
Play off: “We are very excited about the Copa del Rey, which is a beautiful competition, with the nuance that each game is an all-or-nothing final. Leganés is a good team, they have a squad with few or no differences with some First class, and a very interesting collective aspect. The competition generates enthusiasm and we have to go with that mentality. ”
Martí: “He has a fantastic career as a player at Sevilla and he was that footballer that every coach wanted to have in his team. His teams are recognizable, they play well, they are aggressive and orderly, they press well and they are ultimately very complete. They have very appropriate players for his way of playing and we have to prepare. ”
Play at the Wanda: “Here nothing favors or hurts. It is a game against a good rival, which forces us to face it as it should because in a game the circumstances are what they are. It is a good field for both, although they will be at home and us We travel”.
Headdresses: “Carlos Fernández has been able to do part of the work, but he is not 100%. The rest have trained without problems. The replacement of Navas the other day was not due to physical problems, he was fine and has already left his injury behind. As for Idrissi He is training well and has entered some games, playing even 90 minutes. He will surely help us in this second phase of the season. Munir has had good moments and less good ones. He has to keep looking for good ones, because the better with him, the better the team will do. ”
Rebound in infections: “I am concerned as a citizen above all, apart from football. The whole society suffers this scourge that now seems to be hitting hard again. Hopefully, together with the vaccine, we have learned from the previous waves and are able to counter it.”
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