first_imgAlexis Trujillo, coordinator of the Betis technical secretariat, believes that not having played the derby against Sevilla due to the stoppage of the coronavirus has hurt the Verdiblanco team. “After having achieved an important victory against the one who was the leader of the championship, which reinforces a lot, At Sánchez Pizjuán there were conditions that could be favorable for us: the losses of Fernando and Gudelj and that it was behind closed doors. That was a great advantage, it was a good time to have been able to play it. But health is above all and this nightmare, unfortunately, has made us confined and we must continue working so that when it can be disputed it is in the best possible state. ““I have been fortunate to be able to play many derbies, what am I going to tell. It is special, different, you put your soul into the field. Our team had that spirit of revenge because in our stadium we could not give the fans a joy. Against Real Madrid we won and you saw the atmosphere in the city and everyone was excited to be able to face this match. Unfortunately this virus has paralyzed everything. I am positive and I believe that the championship will be resumed and finished, for that strict daily controlled guidelines have been set. The players train like this, they send their temperature controls every day and in that aspect the medical services, the technical staff and the nutrition team are working very well and hopefully when we return it will be in the best possible state, “added Alexis. The person in charge of the green and white technical secretariat considers that the work of the players during the confinement will be essential: “You have to see there the good work done by the body and the physical trainers and the order and discipline of the players. When the championship is delayed, the games will surely be played more closely and with the temperatures it will be a greater handicap. The professionalism of the group, the good work of the technical staff and the nutritionists will be very noticeable. Obviously, playing every three days which is one of the options and with a high temperature requires an extra effort for the players ”.The canary praises the behavior of the footballers in this break: “Our players are doing their job very well. They are being controlled very well. We have a group that has shown humanly to be good and supportive and Professionally, there are players who perfectly know the demands of Betis. Now we are in a position in the table that none of us like. “Alexis considers that the green and white objective in this final stretch is to climb positions: “There are many games left. With the teams that are in the positions that we would like we have an important difference. In football anything can happen. In this abnormal situation, the teams that make the most sacrifice and are prepared can take more advantage. Hopefully we are one of them, we can cut the distance and reach the last days being able to have options to fight for something positive and leave the name of Betis as high as possible ”. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 6, 2020last_img read more