Injury to Nabil Fekir supposes a hard setback for Betis in full struggle to reach European positions. The Frenchman left the appointment against Getafe after the first minutes due to a muscle injury Y Manuel Pellegrini predicted about two weeks of loss for its main figure. Such a difficult setback solution for the green and white team. Fekir is the player that more minutes played at Betic team since the beginning of this campaign: he only missed two league appointments and both ended with the defeat of Pellegrini's team. The technician's mission is clear: find another Fekir for the next League duels without his attack suffering excessively on a creative level.
The casting opens in Heliópolis and Pellegrini has a several candidates to supply Fekir. Against Getafe he bet on giving entrance to Tello and center the position of Channels in three quarters. The Cantabrian is perhaps the piece that has the most similarities with the French, although it tends to heel more to the side and even to delay its position more meters. Joaquín also wins ballots to play freely in that area, while both Tello and Diego Lainez aspire to position themselves at one end with Aitor Ruibal at the other. Another asset that Pellegrini has confidence is Rodri: The youth squad proved to be incisive behind the forward and has the resources to be dangerous and creative in Fekir's position. Juanmi, who left a good feeling in his appearances in recent games, also has options to occupy that place.
* Data updated as of February 22, 2021
Pellegrini's main concern is that don't diminish the creative ability of your team, something that was reflected before Getafe when Fekir left the field. The coach is aware of the enormous weight that the French has in his attack zone and therefore crosses his fingers so that he is back as soon as possible with a view to the derby against Sevilla in March. Meanwhile, he will try evaluate what tricks you deliver that creative ability how much damage he did to the rivals during the brilliant performance that his team gave in this start of 2021.