They don’t really know if it’s good or bad. Maybe the latter. The PCR tests carried out this morning first thing in the morning after Hakanson’s positive detected yesterday, the second of the team, have yielded a negative result, so Bilbao Basket flies this afternoon (7:30 p.m.) to Seville to face Coosur Real Betis on Sunday, November 22 (4:00 p.m.). This is good news, for everyone’s health, but it is a vital match for the aspirations of permanence and RETAbet is in very precarious conditions, without having carried out a single training session in Miribilla. The suspension would have put him on an equal footing with his rival in the future. Tomorrow he will be able to work on a certain basis in São Paulo and the idea is to do some shooting on the same Sunday morning.
A member of the coaching staff tested positive earlier in the week and that circumstance has resulted in an absolutely anomalous week. The team has remained confined and until today it will not be able to get together, just for the flight to Seville. The ACB decided to delay the game one day, to buy time and make sure there were no more infected.
Coosur Betis rubs their hands with this clear advantage, but they are issues that COVID causes without looking at name or surname. Curro Segura believes that “if the protocol says you have to play, you have to play.” The Verdiblanco coach does not believe that the suspension of his rival’s training sessions during the week is a reason to postpone the match, since the Betis had to “play without being able to train in preseason” also because of the pandemic, so he points that it is “a desirable option” to hold the game on Sunday.
Safe reported that his team has worked well throughout the week, without mishaps, and that “everyone is ready to play”, since his players “know the relevance of each victory, especially at home and against a direct rival: you have to win whatever it takes to face the break with a win, “he said. The Andalusian coach, already with the entire squad at his disposal, does not claim signings because the “reinforcements come from within” and he was “in agreement with Juanma Rodríguez”, sports director of Coosur Real Betis, “when he says that you have to learn to win.”