Atletico coach Gaizka Garitano encourages his team to defeat Betis, who should not tarnish the 13 of the last 15 points accumulated: "Morally we are full; if we lose a game we will be wrong, something we would be doing wrong," says the Derio coach, who adds that "we have to continue as we are, win again, that's what we are focused on." Eibar arrives, one more stone on the way. Garitano recalled that "the Spanish Champions League and Europa League teams have passed, which shows their level. All matches are complicated," he says.
Eibar arrives in San Mamés without the Diop, Orellana, Cote and Arbillabut qualifies that "we all have casualties, he could beat Getafe perfectly, will not be influenced by defeat in recent games". Garitano points out that this Eibar "does not allow movement, squeezes it too high, is uncomfortable, you will have to defend its side centers and the ball has stopped". In this sense, he says that Mendilibar's team "has very clear things, we know their strengths, we expect the best from us." Garitano is not a friend that the advantage would be to win the derbies: "I am not of these things, I only see the three points, the points are worth the same. We want to win, finish the year well. It will cost us for sure, it will be a match intense, with many duels. You need to be prepared. "
Mendilibar is not good at San Mamés, never won with Valladolid, Levante or Depor, but Garitano shows that "I don't believe in statistics, keep it up". Without clues, he commented that Yuri Berchiche had resolved "some drawbacks" that caused caution in yesterday's session. Unai López could play against Mediaibar: "We have casualties in some places on the field and you can adapt to play later or later, and you can play anywhere." Last year's goal, in the first minute, a desire to track down: "Yes, but the important thing is to win, we will try to regain victory."
* Data updated on December 13, 2019