Real Betis vs Valencia CF

Apr, 21 / 20:45 Matchday 33

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
November, 30 2018

Marcelino: "We will play with personality and conviction, we are going to Madrid with the intention of winning"

Garay comes back to the squad list and Rodrigo does not travel due to discomfort

Valencia CF coach Marcelino García Toral has spoken to the media in the pre-match against Real Madrid.

Valencia CF is three points behind Real Madrid, does that balance the forces even more?

Real Madrid has weapons to beat any team, but the truth is that it is being inconsistent in LaLiga. The leader of the championship is the one that less points total of the four most important leagues, which reflects the difficulty of winning each game, and beyond the three points three points, the intention is to win there. Real Madrid have great potential, they have been inconsistent, and we want them reduce their potential as they have had in some games.

In a week of slump to be eliminated from the Champions, what positive arguments?

We come from two straight wins in LaLiga, it's our best run, the team has lost to Juventus, but showing a high competitive level, we have to improve. We are self-demanding to try to improve individual and collective performances, of course, but we are also facing great teams.

Will winning Real Madrid help the fans forget the the exit from Champions?

They are different competitions, LaLiga is the priority competition, for all it is a hard stick to fall in Champions, but we must be aware of the reality, which is that we face two huge teams; one candidate to win the Champions League as Juventus and another favorite, such as Manchester United. We have to congratulate the rivals and increase our competitive level. After the Champions League we focused on LaLiga. It is a very attractive match, all the attention is on it, we will be a competitive team and with the intention of winning.

How is Rodrigo?

He is not ready for this game, we hope he is fit to play against Sevilla. We will see his evolution, it is not a major injury.