“The most dangerous thing right now is Getafe”
Pep Guardiola would rather leave aside for now talk of the Madrid game, and focus instead on the trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. “It’s always a difficult ground” he said.
Pep Guardiola likes to take each game as it comes, and made that point more than clear in his press
conference after training on Saturday morning. He said “the most dangerous thing right now is
Getafe. Then we have Ceuta, Vila-real, Almeria and Panathinaikos … the games before and after
Madrid are also important”.
First up, Getafe
Barça go to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez tomorrow. It is always a
difficult ground because they have good men, a quality midfield and speed up front. They want to
play football and know how to … we shouldn’t think, just because they’ve just had
two poor results, that they’re easy to beat, rather quite the opposite”.
Míchel and Víctor Sánchez
Guardiola also had words to say about his rival manager of Getafe, Míchel González.
Segons ell, “is a big name in Spanish football and his teams always play well, because they
reflect his philosophy, which we know of form his time as a footballer and commentator”. On
former Barça player Víctor Sánchez, he said “all the loaned players might come back one day,
the good news is he’s getting a game, and lots. That makes me very happy. I want to wish him
Keeping the form going
The manager refused to give away details of his starting eleven
tomorrow, and just commented that they are fit. Xavi, he said “has recovered well. We have
had five days to recover and that’s a bonus. His travelling and I’m sure he’ll
play.” To end, he said “if Barça play better or worse, it’ll have nothing to do
with fitness … we just have to maintain the same rhythm of previous games”.