Jonatan Giráldez on the Clásico: “I have to reduce the euphoria because there are only 3 points”

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The Barça Femení coach, Jonatan Giráldez, assured that before playing the Clásico against Real Madrid this Sunday he has to “reduce the euphoria” in the locker room and make sure that his players prepare for this duel like any other, since he recalled that They are “only three points” although he acknowledged that it is an important duel for the classification and for the ‘culer’ fan.

“All the mental preparation for the game is to reduce the euphoria, because as I said before, it is only three points and nothing more, and many times as a coach we do not have to give the extra intensity that they need, because sometimes what they need is everything “I do see a lot of desire for the game in all the players, the entire staff, because it will be an important day for us and for all the fans as well,” she said at a press conference.

In this sense, he accepted that it is a “very important” match because White is three points away right now. “Any favorable result could make the distance we have with them right now greater. And also because it is a special match for all the people who are part of Barça, for the ‘culer’ member, well obviously it is a holiday. It is an important day that you have marked on your calendar and we want to play the best possible game to be able to give joy to the fans,” he said.

The Blaugranas will come up against a Real Madrid team that raises its level every season. “It is true that they have improved their version every season, because of the signings they make they have a much more important squad in terms of names and resources. We saw yesterday’s game, I think a draw against Chelsea is a very good result. For us, “I have said it many times, really the higher the level of all the teams, the better,” he celebrated.

“Real Madrid is a team that has presented us with different scenarios, we have already played against them 13 times, we have won all the games and obviously each game there has been some small adaptation, modification to the defensive structure, also to the offensive structure this year. past. We have tools to be able to defend and attack in the way we need,” said the Blaugrana coach.

For this match, they do not know if they will be able to count on captain Alexia Putellas or center back Irene Paredes, the big doubts. “Alexia has not trained today. The tests have ruled out any type of injury, which is good news, but today she had some discomfort and we preferred that she not train. Depending on what happens tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, I will decide if she will be available to play and to help the team,” he revealed.

“Intensity is not just a matter of games, whether or not you have intensity is a matter of training, of creating this habit. Right now, for a week I would say that it is the best of the entire season, the last two we have done, and I see the team with this intensity and this enthusiasm to compete,” he commented on the mood of the locker room.

“It’s always the same, playing against Madrid is always special and we have to face it as such, we cannot hide and understand that it is not a normal match, because it is a match that everyone really wants to play,” he added.

On the other hand, regarding the refereeing controversy after the errors in Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the Champions League, Giráldez downplayed its importance but asked to be able to help the referees with the VAR. “There is a lot of talk about all the controversies that exist, which often really condition what happens. Everything that is beneficial for the competition, for the Champions League, for the League, such as the VAR, is a tool that could help situations like those of yesterday are avoided,” he noted.

“But we are human beings, we are people, we make mistakes, I make mistakes every day, the players also make mistakes every day. Surely you often make mistakes in questions too. Everyone makes mistakes. For me the important thing is to be aware of all situations in which there is room to improve, go ahead,” he reiterated.