Monday February 22, 2021
Two of the most popular sports media in Spain, had a positive criticism of the management made by the Chilean strategist, Manuel Pellegrini, in command of Betis. The Engineer’s team has a spectacular streak that has it one unit of the places in Europe.
After not adding the best of the experiences in his last two clubs, Hebei Fortune of China and West Ham of England, Manuel Pellegrini returned to the leading roles in his role as coach, making a spectacular campaign with Betis, which adds only one defeat in the eight games played this year.
The group where Claudio Bravo also plays is in seventh position, just one unit away from reaching the international cup position, which is the great desire of the Betic leadership and fans.
This great campaign has been valued by the Spanish press and Mundo Deportivo referred to Pellegrini’s team as “the best Betis of the last 16 years”. Adding that “from the hand of Pellegrini he has 36 points in 24 games, his highest score at this stage in the League since the 2004-05 season, when he won the Cup and went to the Champions League with Serra.”
The media compared the Engineer’s numbers with those of his predecessors. «Those of Pellegrini add after the dispute of 24 days 7 points more than last year with Rubi (29) and 3 more than the two previous campaigns with Setién (33 in both); they surpass by 9 the figures of Poyet and Víctor (27) in 2016-17; in ten those that he added with Merino after relieving Mel in 2015-16; and 22 more than in 2013-14, when he only added 14 after passing through the bench of Mel, Garrido and Calderón and ended up hitting his bones in the Second Division, “they indicated.
For its part, the newspaper Marca, a medium that was one of its main critics during its stay at Real Madrid, pointed out that “with this winning inertia and a more affordable section of the calendar, Betis now dreams of returning to Europe three seasons after his last presence ”.
Following that line, they emphasized that “Pellegrini has managed to hit the key and maximize his room for maneuver on the bench, recovering for the cause many players who had barely had a leading role in the first half of the championship.”
The next challenge for Betis will be on Sunday when they visit Cádiz, with the aim of establishing themselves permanently in positions in Europe.