Pellegrini: “We have a solid team”

Manuel Pellegrini He was quite satisfied with the performance offered by his team in the first home turn of the season at the Benito Villamarin, where it has been possible to see a compact and worked team, especially in the defensive aspect, its great pending subject of these years ago. “The truth is that yes, after these first matches I get the feeling that we have a solid team in which the distances between lines are adequate to steal close to the rival area and put pressure on not to let the rival out. We are lacking a little more precision to finish the plays in the opposite area, because we created enough, but I see the team comfortable and committed, “the Real Betis coach said at a press conference.

William Carvalho, with whom Pellegrini had a long conversation in preseason, has made a very good impression on this game: “I try to ask all the players to play as close to their best level as possible. William has enormous potential and must perform as close to his highest level in every game, not settle. I have found a player with a very strong availability so that we can all see the footballer that Carvalho is during all the games of the season ”.

Pellegrini has repeated eleven in the first two days, a sign that he liked what he saw in Vitoria: “You repeat eleven because the team is working well, but it cannot be only eleven players. That serves so that the headlines do not relax. Today I wanted to put Sanabria and Juanmi and I think everyone has responded, now it's up to the squad to prepare for the next game with the mentality of taking it forward with 25 players ”.

The Chilean coach believes that with the 2-0 so early his team should have known how to handle the crash better and sentence it with a third goal: “We had made a significant effort at the beginning and it is logical with 2-0 not to risk more than necessary, but we also didn't get into our area. We have room for improvement and with a 2-0 and so many spaces ahead, you have to know how to sentence the games, First, not to score a goal, and then look for the third, which is what I like the most ”.