The Barcelona coach, Lluís Cortés, has appeared before the media online to analyze the match between his team and Atlético in the second semifinal of the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, tomorrow at the Games of the Mediterranean Stadium (7:00 pm, Teledeporte).
“He has prepared less than any coach would like, but in the right measure for the time we have had. Yesterday we started preparing for the game. We arrived in Barcelona after a six or seven hour bus trip and the truth is that there were doubts: letting go of legs or preparing for what is coming. We decided to go to more and prepare it, we want to do great things. The training was great, with incredible pace and ambition. Today we have another, “said Cortés.
And is that The Barça team arrived in Barcelona yesterday after a long road trip after being isolated in a Madrid hotel since last Friday, when they traveled to the capital for their match against Madrid CFF, which was postponed due to the storm.
They are not the only ones who arrive in those conditions. Your rival, Atlético has not been able to train because of the snow either and on Monday night his flight to Almería was canceled, so he had to travel to the Andalusian city this morning. Hours later, around 3:00 p.m., the rojiblanco club has made the relay official on its bench: Dani González ceases to be coach of the first women’s team to be replaced by Jose Luis Sanchez Vera, who is back at the helm 15 months after his departure.
Lluís Cortés has also spoken about this last-minute ‘bombshell’. “The opponent can be different depending on who trains him. Today they have made it public, but surely it would already be decided. I feel bad about our analysts who make a report thinking that someone trains them and then changes, but we already lived this situation last year —Refers to 2019— when Dani González entered. I send him a hug. In fact, I have sent him a private message, “said the Barça coach, who wanted to send a message of solidarity to the people of his union:”Sometimes in the group of coaches we throw stones at each other but we must become stronger, supportive and help each other much more. I would have liked him to continue much more because he is an excellent person, but we are valued for the results. “
As for what can be highlighted about the new rojiblanco coach, Cortés did not want to go into the matter: “It is difficult to analyze what happened to Sánchez Vera because the players I had available before were different: Jenni Hermoso, Sosa, Esther … It is difficult with a day of training and the winter signings to say how it will influence. “
Finally, the culé coach wanted to highlight the enthusiasm of the team and its desire to win this first title of the season: “The Super Cup is a very important title, we have the memory of a great celebration last year. We will try to compete to the maximum because we are very excited to continue being the only team that has won the Super Cup “.
Marta Torrejón and Sandra Paños have also spoken
In addition to Cortés, two heavyweights from the Barça dressing room have spoken in the preview of the match against Atlético. “We would like to leave aside the return trip and everything that happened in Madrid, because we are 24 hours from the game. We have rested well, slept at home, took what we needed to come and we are one hundred percent for tomorrow. It is not the ideal way to prepare a Super Cup, but neither for Barça nor for Atleti or Logroño“, said the right back.
Along the same lines, a Paños has expressed herself that she hopes that something like this will not be repeated: “We have known how to adapt to the situation, I imagine that we will learn from what we have lived. ”
Finally, about Atlético and its last minute discharge, Ludmila, who today has tested negative for COVID-19, Torrejón has indicated: “Obviously he is one of the toughest rivals, he is a direct rival in the league and here. With Ludmila on top they gain that point of speed behind their backBut we focus on ourselves, we focus on our work. ”