Seville – Betis Press conference prior to tomorrow's derby in Snchez-Pizjun
Julen Lopetegui appeared this morning at telematic press conference to value the first LaLiga game after the period of confinement, the Sevilla-Betis . "We have to assume this new reality that allows us to adapt to a different context. The derby is going to be played and we have to adapt well to that context that we are going to meet and overcome a very good rival such as Betis ", began the nerve preparer. "It will be a historic party, with more repercussion throughout the world" .
One of the novelties of this last match marathon is the possibility of making five changes . For Julen "the initial approach is the same. Having the possibility of change allows you to have more players at specific times by physical or tactical theme, but does not forces the five changes . Those five changes are one more alternative but not an obligation . It depends on the team itself. "
The teams have worked following the protocol that was marking the League . In the case of Seville they did not have much time to make games eleven against eleven . " We have done very little. We have tried to do it in a rigorous way, differentiating with clothing, but that is an anecdote . The important thing is that we have been able to do it", commented Lopetegu
"We have worked well in different phases and stages and we all would have liked to have had more time but talking about it is out of place . What has been done will have been with the best will and we have to adapt as professionals. The positive aspect is that football is going to come back and with a great game . We all have to congratulate ourselves because it is a reality " He added
Is Julen concerned about security now that the competition is back? "I am concerned about the alignment of my team . I understand that each competent body will pay attention to its own . My message is that of responsibility for the common good of all . The competent bodies are establishing what can be done. We would like to have a full field, but it is what needs to be done ", affirmed.
Julen Lopetegui commented that expects "a beautiful match" and that in a derby "there are no favorites teams. What we have to do is develop everything we have in mind and want on the field. Betis is a team with great speed, many resources and a great squad. It is well managed and I have the maximum respect ". "From then on I am looking forward to playing a good game and being able to win. It was a good time and we also want to be. There are no favorites and what worries me and I am concerned with being well on the field, "he said.
In these games behind closed doors ," communication between players will be greater, you will hear everything that is said , the referee … To be a context that we have to adapt to. We all have to squeeze, everything is going to be heard. We will have to be careful in what we say. "