11 January 2012
Mendilibar: "We need more than a miracle"
The coach of Osasuna , José Luis Mendilibar , said today that the Pamplona team need " more than a miracle "to overcome the second-round playoff copera final against Barcelona after a 4-0 embedded in the Camp Nou.
" We need more than a miracle. How long has Barça without conceding four goals? would be something more than a miracle ", stated at a press conference after training in Tajonar . "We know how they are. Top every time we play against them seem to be a little pissed. When we play in League tie came from two games and tie now come, "he stated.
Mendilibar has admitted it is "complicated" to eliminate the Barcelona after the first leg result and noted that they should not "break the head." "There are fans who can tell you. They do not say no. What are you doing". Biscayan coach joked saying that a choice to win the fog would prevent travel to Barcelona in the day to Pamplona. "Let's see if they do not? If you arrive on the day with the fog that is, to see if they stay along the way. That would be better, which fall by the wayside, unable to land, "he commented.
Mendilibar stressed that it is "important" that the fans 'Reds' see an Osasuna tomorrow to compete with Barcelona and "all" to do "a good game," although aligned to alternate and team players . "We will try at least to the public to come to the stadium is a good time and give all we have to show that we want to win in our stadium. Do not want to be a pachanga. We want a serious game and we want to win," he said.
"We have a goal that is very difficult to accomplish, which is to move the tie. We have to set smaller goals and the first would win the game," he added. He explained the call for up to six players from the reserves and setting aside six first team for Sunday's league match against Racing . "The kids are is because they have merit with his team. The Thursday-Sunday play us hard, it's complicated. A sometimes you can not recover well enough to play those two games in such a short space of time," aimed.
Mendilibar has stated that Osasuna could get "stronger psychologically" game tomorrow to "address the following three consecutive games at home" and has said it is not disrespectful to speak of a Real Madrid-Barcelona in the quarterfinals. "Almost all have Osasuna, in small print. It's a normal thing. In addition you are interested (in the press). It does not matter a Madrid-Osasuna . interested in a Madrid-Barcelona, "he opined.
When asked whether to give more importance to the League, has said: "It gives importance to both. The goal of the game against Barca is very complicated, but we will try to win." "It is clear that for a club like Osasuna First is vital to be in order to survive. That does not mean that we take the Cup, but it's complicated ", was completed. (via MD)