From reliable to overflowing: the two faces of Betis de Pellegrini

The first six days of the League showed two faces in Manuel Pellegrini's Betis. The Verdiblanco team had three wins and three defeats, but above all they reflected a certain reliability in some of their duels and an undoubted defensive weakness in their falls. He left a clean sheet in three games and yet conceded nine goals at this start, a problem when it comes to solving some deficiencies that were already decisive in recent seasons. “Real Sociedad beat us in the second half,” said Pellegrini about his team's performance against Real in a match marked by controversial referees.

Betis looks towards its immediate future with an appointment at the Metropolitan Wanda as an option to compensate. But your coach has many duties on the table. The lack of defensive reliability returned to the scene and there are renewed doubts about the role of some of its players. Aitor Ruibal, emergency side due to Emerson's injury, did not meet the expectations that Pellegrini had when it came to placing him in that right-handed lane, while Álex Moreno continues to be present in many of the actions that end with so many against for that left flank. Without reliable sides, Pellegrini cannot find his desired path.

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He also increased doubts about his defenders. Neither Bartra nor Sidnei confirm feelings of strength and Mandi aims to return the next day. The nine goals conceded condition the entire framework manufactured by Pellegrini since his arrival. The Chilean draws up a plan to solve this chaos and is clear that there is much to correct on the pitch. “Losing 1-0 does not mean that the game is lost,” he said about the attitude of his players since Real took the lead on the scoreboard. After the Getafe debacle, the reaction was resounding in Mestalla. Pellegrini seeks the same result after another unexpected setback on the pitch.