MADRID, Aug. 13 (.) –
Getafe’s coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, showed his respect to Atlético de Madrid, his rival this Monday in the first day of LaLiga Santander, although “he will not take away their enthusiasm, ambition and humility” in a meeting with “sentimental undertones”.
“We respect Atlético de Madrid a lot. It will not take away our enthusiasm and ambition. It will be us. They have been doing things very well for a long time. I like their coach very much and I respect his work a lot. We know each other and every time we play against Atlético de Madrid there is a sentimental background”, said the Azulón coach at a press conference.
“We intend to be faithful to what has given us a lot of performance and I hope that the media will not distract us too much with the system. Playing with five back is not a renunciation of playing with breadth, depth and criteria. We are grateful to those who He gave 38 points in thirty games last season and fourteen clean sheets,” Flores defended about the scheme they will use to stop the mattress team.
On the situation of the squad before playing the first day, the Getafe coach acknowledged the lack of troops. “We would have liked to come to this game with more alternatives. We are going to have a very recognizable eleven and many boys from the subsidiary on the bench. We have six players to complete and we are working on the market to complete it. We have two injured and it is ninety minutes, no a week playing against Atlético,” he said.
In this line, Luis Milla, who is working with the retrainers, and Damián Suárez, who was injured yesterday and will be out for two or three weeks, will be the main absences in the LaLiga premiere. Among the novelties of the squad, Algobia stands out, which already belongs strictly to the first team.
“He deserves it. Twenty-three years is not too late to arrive. He has been the best player in the reserve team for a long time and I like him. He has ability, vision of the game and a special understanding of situations. Gorka is younger and has to adapt to the strength of the First Division is in full learning”, he clarified.
“We have a new and clean mind that has erased the previous season. We start from scratch like everyone else. We have to grow in our healthy, humble and competitive mentality. The vision is more optimistic,” recognized Sánchez Flores, who highlighted the disadvantage they suffer in an increasingly “slower” transfer market.
“Our ‘plan B’ comes down to four players and theirs down to ten. We have to live with this. The markets are getting slower. The president and directors work hard, but the market is tough. Until those four come or five players that we are missing, we will have to wait and be imaginative”, he sentenced.