“I have a team with the ability to make different alignments”
Manuel Pellegrini described as a “serious and useful game” the one played by his players this Wednesday in Alcoy before him CFI Alicante, where he Real Betis certified without problems (0-4) the pass to the next round of the Copa del Rey, just 65 hours before visiting the FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. “It was a serious and useful game for the squad. We went out to try to win the game and show superiority. We wanted to maintain a rhythm that was good for us, in addition to the result,” said the Chilean coach.
Pellegrini will make numerous changes – surely up to ten – in the starting eleven that starts on Saturday at the Camp Nou, as usual every time there is a game during the week, which is almost always: “Now we go to The league and then to Europa League. We are playing with a team with capacity and that gives me the opportunity to make different alignments. We’ll see what we do for the game against him Barcelona“, explained the Chilean.
“Now that we are in the Copa del Rey, Europa League and The league, individual returns are important for these rotations that we are doing. We wanted to go out with a team that had a mentality so as not to receive a surprise, “he said. Pellegrini, who detailed that in Alcoy “We made two or three changes to give minutes to players like Lainez and Joel robles. Kike Beautiful it also deserved a few minutes. It was a mix, but all privileging our functioning as a team. “