Santander League: Celades: “I don't understand Simeone being questioned. But they threw Valverde out first” | LaLiga Santander 2019



The Valencia coach grabs the numbers of the team in Mestalla to prepare a duel marked by the casualties that will be an appetizer for the Champions League round of 16

Celades gives directions to his players during a training.

Albert Celades He is a rookie on the benches of a football club, but the commandments that guide the life of the technicians are well known. He has seen how he was sought to replace a Copa champion coach and the axis of a project that still had a lot of room for growth, how his president compared him with an “official” who was to execute the orders of the owner and how Barça gave a folder to the Valverde era when it was a leader. Continuity continues to depend on the results, but the spigot that ignites the firing fuse is increasingly unpredictable. Diego Simeone It is a new example.

“I do not understand to be questioned but we know the world we live in and a little while ago Valverde was kicked out being first”, recalled the Catalan, who tomorrow will have him in front of Mestalla, where six years ago that Atlético is not defeated. “It is a team that fits very little, very solid and punishes you to the minimum, with a great coach and great players. It will be a very difficult game,” said the Valencian coach, who looks at it as an appetizer of the exam that wait Wednesday before the Atalanta “Because in the League there is room to recover and in the Champions League it is a tie that leaves you out.”

That's why Celades is not going to force or Rodrigo, with sore knees, not even Coquelin, with a muscular discomfort. You both need them on Wednesday. Yes they are in the call Gameiro, Guedes and Gayà, who has not trained all week for a blow to the ankle. Like Atlético, which recover Morata and maintains the Diego Costa's doubt Looking at Liverpool on the horizon, Valencia has become accustomed to patching the team. “We are two teams that have adapted to a season with many casualties. We have lived with that situation to get the most out of it, “said the Valencian coach, who continues to trust that the club will alleviate the situation by hiring a central that replaces Garay. For now, try Mangala as an alternative to Diakhaby and Paulista.

For Rodrigo's position he has the Ferran alternative to which the one of Guedes. “It is a position where he is comfortable and has developed a good part of his football career,” he warned.

While composing the team with two games in mind, Celades trusts the Mestalla effect, where Valencia is undefeated and has moved towards the Championships, which closes the rojiblanco set with only two more points.

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