Although the Sevilla is one of the most regular teams of LaLiga, the technician of the Nervionenses, Julen Lopetegui, has erupted against the competition. This season, the Andalusians dispute the local tournament and the Champions LeagueAs a result, the Gipuzkoan coach complained about the tight schedules and calendar that they have put in Spain, claiming that playing so many games without a break makes competitiveness be lost.
«That is something that can be changed (schedules and calendar). What cannot be changed is useless to complain. But there are things that can be qualified. What I ask is in favor of football and the player, obviously. And it is also for competitive equality. We can not give unnecessary advantages to rivals or put our players in difficulties, “he explained Julen Lopetegui in an interview for ABC.
The reasons for your annoyance
The words of Lopetegui come as a result of the last match against Osasuna. The duel against the rojillos was played last Saturday, while the previous Wednesday they played against Krasnodar in Champions. Therefore, Julen said that the LaLiga commitment could have been played a day later so that his players had 24 more hours of rest.
«When you can, you can. In this case of the match against Osasuna it was clearly possible. You could play the next day. It is not something for us. For any team I would have said the same. Playing on Saturday was something avoidable. And in what is avoidable, I believe that all competent bodies have to bear that responsibility. The final protagonist of everything is the footballer and you have to take care of him, “added the coach.
The last dart of Julen Lopetegui
“In LaLiga You face teams that have had eight days to prepare for the game and in our case we have less than 72 hours on many occasions. It is an important handicap that is there. LaLiga is already matched and there is a high level in all teams, “said the coach. For now Sevilla he is twelfth in the local tournament with 10 points, while in the Champions League he is second in his sector with seven units.