Jose Bordaláscoach of Getafe, said Friday at a press conference that does not hold any “kind of resentment” to Quique Setién, with whom he had some clashes in the past, and said he “respects” the Barcelona coach.
Since 2013, when both coaches met in Second Division at the head of the Lugo (Setién) and of Alcorcón (Bordalás), both have lived many parties marked by cross-declarations. In that year 2013, the coach of Barcelona criticized the style of his counterpart in the position and, since then, the words have happened between them.
Now, after seven years of the start of the controversies, in which they did not greet each other before the matches with Bordalás in the Getafe and when Setien directed to BetisIt seems that the coach of the Azulón team wants to bury the ax of war.
“Every year you ask me the same thing when I have to face teams that Quique Setién trains. I respect him, I am a person who does not have any kind of resentment and I value any profession very much. That is more than forgotten,” he said. Bordalás.
“It's clear that I like football in general. I respect all the coaches a lot. I like a lot of things from Quique Setién's teams. I'm not going to go into details, I'm not going to analyze the opponent. I like a lot of things Setién, from Simeone, from Zidane, there are many great coaches in our League, “he added.
For Bordalás, the meeting against Barcelona at the Camp Nou will be “very important” and very attractive for the entity of its rival, which they will try to win by taking advantage of “the great moment of Getafe”.
“We face a very large and powerful team. My players have shown that we have the capacity to play a good game. We know it will be difficult, but we face the game with great enthusiasm,” he said.
“We have no pending subjects with Barcelona, quite the opposite. The team is doing things well above expectations. It seems that we are at the level of Barcelona and large teams. We are far below in possibilities and budget. We want make a good game, enjoy football and the moment and compete with a great level, “he said.
The coach of Getafe He said he never cares about what happened in the past and what will happen in the future because he always values the present. And, that present, he said, is not the match against him Ajax of the Europa League or the Seville next week but the Barcelona.
“They have few weak points. It is clear that all teams have weak points. We must surprise them, but I repeat, Barcelona has very few weak points. We will seek to strengthen our virtues, which we have enough. We hope to neutralize a very good team that has to the best player in Messi, “he said.
Asked if before the start of the course he imagined being in third place playing a game against Barcelona and about to face Ajax, he was resounding: “Honestly, no.”
“After the feat of last season in which we fought for the Champions League until the last day, I think that the following year, and statistically so, the teams have paid dearly in the League. We could not imagine it. It is something very meritorious and it is something that must be highlighted. There is a lot of championship left. You have to enjoy and work with the same humility that we have been doing “.
Regarding how he carries his praise equipment, he said he feels “satisfaction” for that thanks, although he made it clear that “humility” must be maintained because praise “weakens”.
“I have been in football for many years and I know that it is beautiful but that the good moments are very few. You have to enjoy those moments but you have to keep working. We value it and enjoy it.”
Finally, he acknowledged that in the past he was “bothered” by some qualifiers that received the style of Getafe and explained that he was very sorry for his players.
“At specific times they complained about some qualifications addressed to the team that threw away the work of the boys. The team is an example of honesty that competes at all levels. I already have a lot of experience and I am not affected by criticism or praise. ”