The Santander League We analyze the influence of the new football without an audience Through the numbers and implicated
E This Saturday a Classic denatured. The fans will not fill a Camp Nou that will receive Real Madrid empty. An unprecedented situation from which, according to the numbers, a Madrid team that lands in Barcelona after having two consecutive defeats could benefit. Barcelona is the one that presents the second biggest drop in percentage of victories at home since it is played without an audience (-26.19%, only Huesca surpasses it with (-26.32%) while those of Zidane (15.59%) is the one with the best after Granada (20.26%) and Osasuna (21.65%) .
"There is a change when it comes to facing the match at mental level, not technical or tactical. The home team always feels support from their audience. There are times when people put pressure and now they can free themselves from that, but usually it gives them a plus. Not only because of the confidence that influences them but because their people make a dent in the rivals ", explains Víctor Sánchez del Amo who believes that for the locals taking away the public is" like taking away a player "because the pressure is removed for the rivals and the referee A vision supported by Oier Sanjurjo captain of Osasuna. "We are not the same without our audience and this year we cast them even more of less being the centenary ", assures.
Those who are most affected are the newly promoted clubs, such as UD Logroñés in the SmartBank League. "I think that in our case, after so long without professional football in La Rioja, the public would be a key factor, people have a huge desire to help us achieve the goal", points out Iñaki Saenz captain of the Rioja box. It affects all areas, also the presidents. "It makes no sense that in Second B there is an audience and not in First and Second, that Celta B has an audience and Celta not playing in the same city. It is a disgrace, football belongs to the people and is economically and socially basic for the clubs. At least the Dépor can go public to see him now ", adds Lendorio .
Andújar Oliver, one of the most charismatic elites in our football, it is clear. "It does not affect them at all, but it is true that they are calmer without people. It happens to anyone. It is as if a journalist has to be working in front of all the heads of the company. He would be more comfortable working alone on his It is not a matter of the referee going to whistle conditionally, but rather that if he is calmer he will surely hit more. In any case, this depends on the personalities. I was very temperamental and if one blew me two or three times, I threw it out. The more public there was, the more brave I was ", points out the collaborator of Radio MARCA who remembers that" in Las Gaunas, for example, it distracted me more because the brass band was playing all the time "There was a lot of noise. I was hallucinating when they began to sing about the yellow tractor or other songs. That sometimes distracted me and made me not be one hundred percent involved in the game for a few seconds."
Andújar no believes that his current colleagues are influencing supported by the public "because that would be that they are lurching and anyone who lurks, after two or three years they throw him out of his profession." Another former referee who is shown in the same vein is Japan Sevilla. "The referee motivates the participants but does not affect the referee. In my case I always liked that there was an audience and that they pressed because I had you alert, very rare were the matches that I whistled without people. But it is true that in some fields they press more than in others, for example in Mestalla, El Calderón or El Sadar. There is a lot of pressure there and it makes you experience everything with great intensity. It depends on the personality of the referee that may affect him in one way or another, but in general I think that the The presence of the public is positive for everyone. "
The technicians also live under pressure and have to listen to everything from the band where they set up their bench. "Playing at home with your audience is always a plus, but now no one has their fans so everyone is on an equal footing. I think the hardest thing is to go to the Bernabéu or Camp Nou, at field of the greats, and that there are people because they push their teams a lot to win. If there had been an audience at the Bernabéu, it is difficult to think that Cádiz would have won 0-1 as they did the other day in Valdebebas ", he explains Cristóbal Parralo who acknowledges that in this situation the coach has to motivate his players "even more if possible."
Abel Resino does not agree at all with Cristóbal since "I won 0-1 with Levante having public and being also recently promoted. As a player I also did it with Rayo (1-2). It is true that the other day with Cádiz a very big one would have been mounted when they were losing and the fans would have pressed the players to try to come back. The footballers may relax more with the empty stands but I think they are small clubs are the ones that suffer the most because they need their own to squeeze their rivals. " Regarding the figure of the coach, he believes that it does not affect so much and even benefits him because "this way the message reaches the players who listen to you better".
For Goyo Manzano the that miss their people the most "are the teams that have more spirited hobbies. Without full stands the game is less showy and lackluster although the players are adapting well to the situation. Everyone wants to play with that support, big or small ". Anquela for her part, believes that "it affects a lot because football is decided at specific moments and that is where the public is key to winning points." Although he does not believe that it gives the coach more tranquility "because we are figures who never have tranquility because we are always in tension, this week there are three games and a lot of things can happen there. For us it is always better that there are people and the fact that that there is not does not facilitate the work either. The numbers say that the 'home court factor' has been lost.
There are opinions for all tastes. Also from sports psychologists. "The fans are neither for good nor for bad. Now more than before the focus of attention has to be within oneself, without waiting for an impulse from outside", adds Lorena Cos . The numbers indicate that Madrid have more options to win in Barcelona than if there were an audience, but the fact that there are no fans will bleed the event because, as Lendoiro says, "football belongs to the people.