Guevara: “The team begins to take off”

Ander Guevara was one of the main novelties in the starting eleven that he played against Real Madrid. The man from Vitoria returned to play an official match six months later.

-Good feelings. “After being away for so long, the first game is always special, difficult. He had only been with the team for a week but he had done a great physical job prior to being well as soon as possible. It was a very demanding match and I personally ended up quite happy ”.

-He had a hard time mastering possession. “With the ball, perhaps because of fatigue, I was not so good, I lost more balls than I would have liked. There were phases of the game in which I suffered but to be the first day I am satisfied ”.

-He was injured as soon as he returned from confinement. “It was a hard blow to go back to training after confinement and after a few days to injure myself for so long. But in this life everything happens for a reason. I tried from the first moment to change the chip, thinking that I was facing an opportunity to grow. I think I am strengthened. I have an extra motivation to live from day to day and keep improving ”.

-Forced to win in Elche. “The mentality is always to go out and win. There will be days when the level is better, others when we are not fine, but if the coach instills in us something, it is the idea of ​​going for victory. We have played two good but not perfect games, and we have to iron things out to add three at a time ”.

-The Real is going to more. “I understand that the team is starting to take off, starting to take off. I keep that in the second game the team took a step forward in the defensive aspect against a rival with a lot of potential that made us less dangerous than it usually does. We must maintain that rigor behind and let go forward. We need to get it right in those last meters. In the first matches it is normal not to be so fine with the ball ”.

-Pride of quarry. “Martin Zubimendi had a beastly level in what he had to play, he is a great footballer. And Urko doesn't surprise me. It has a lot of quality, physically it is very powerful. They are going to give the club a lot of joy ”.

-Elche. “He is a dangerous rival. Those of us who like to follow soccer and the Second Division have seen them a lot. They want the ball and when they get together they do it very well. They will have changes but they will try to make the same game as until now. They are going to demand a lot from us ”.

-Goodbye to Llorente. “I only wish him the best and thank him for his effort and commitment to the club and to us in these three years. He has shown a good level, which has earned him to reach the National Team. I wish you good luck”.