Rafa Bentez began his press conference, prior to the match against Athletic de Bilbao, listing a series of footballers who have suffered different physical complications during the week. It was the case of Douvikas, Kevin, Cervi or Carles.
Despite all this, the technician affirms that: “Against all odds we will continue fighting because the team is eager to do well and win again.”
The coach prefers not to continue talking about the arbitration group: “We can influence things, such as preparing for matches, training well, maintaining competitiveness. Then, other things do not depend on us. We focus on those that do. The template is clear, then you get hot more or less during matches“.
He does not want distractions: “We are clear that we must be the ones to change things little by little. What depends on us is to prepare for the games, that the players maintain confidence and motivation until the end. What we cannot control, we cannot spend energy on.. “If we focus on football and get results, it will help us to be strong and united.”