“It is not good that Barça received a warning from InterCity”
BARCELONA, Jan. 18 (.) –
The coach of AD Ceuta CF, José Juan Romero, assured that they will try to win against FC Barcelona, this Thursday in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, with the identity of his team and trying to have the ball for as long as possible, without speculate or put a defensive wall behind.
“Anyone who knows me knows that we are not going to speculate. We will have to defend hard, they will put us in our area, but the idea will be the same; try to be Ceuta and take the ball from them for as long as we can. If we win it will be because we went with our identity”, he assured the media in the preview.
Romero acknowledged that there is “a bit of madness in everything” before the game and receiving the current champion of the Spanish Super Cup and leader of LaLiga Santander. “We are really looking forward to the game, to enjoy it a lot and that we can see a good Ceuta and compete,” he said.
“When there are six hours left for the game, it will be a match like the rest and we will go with the same idea of going out to win. Knowing that it will be a very beautiful and special day,” he added, in this sense.
Of course, receiving Barça at the Alfonso Murube did not enter into their plans. And less in the round of 16 of the Cup. “For those of us who have recently played on clay fields and now being able to play a round of 16 of the Copa del Rey against a whole Barcelona team is something that did not enter our minds a long time ago. We are here and don’t stop,” he said.
How will he face the game? Well, it depends on how the first minutes are. “It is important that they are not comfortable, that they are disgusted by the game. And if they go crazy, we will have options. We have to prevent them from entering the game quickly and plugged in. It is not good that Barça received a warning (from InterCity) “, he recognized about the 3-4, in extra time, with which Barça eliminated the Alicante team in the previous round.