REAL BETIS NEWS

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Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan is reportedly attracting interest from the Premier League and his recently-renewed contract is a factor.
Dani Ceballos has claimed that Real Betis “will never be inferior” to Sevilla after Saturday’s stalemate in the Andalucian derby.
Pepe Mel says Saturday’s Andalucian derby between his Real Betis side and Sevilla in La Liga will be won by the best team on the night.
Unai Emery has insisted that there are no favourites for Saturday’s Andalucian derby between Sevilla and Real Betis in La Liga.
Barcelona face Espanyol, Sevilla do battle with Real Betis and Atletico Madrid encounter Rayo Vallecano as three derbies headline the Copa del Rey last 16.
Real Betis and Espanyol are among the teams to have made safe progress through the Copa del Rey’s Round of 16.
Quique Setien claimed Las Palmas’ 1-0 win against Real Betis on Saturday was no more than his side deserved as “we were in absolute control”.
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel hailed Las Palmas as a team “with great players” who “can beat anyone” ahead of Saturday’s trip to Gran Canaria in La Liga.
Eduardo Berizzo was “happy” with Celta Vigo’s 1-1 draw at Real Betis in light of the circumstances, which saw them lose Jonny Castro to a red card.
Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo has quashed speculation linking “indispensable” Augusto Fernandez with a January switch to Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated the LFP Awards for 2014-15, Lionel Messi winning Best Player and Cristiano Ronaldo voted the Fans’ Five-Star Player.
Pepe Mel joked “we’ll have to get our stadium closed down at this rate” after Real Betis’ 1-0 win at Levante on Friday.
The LFP has announced that nine matches will be played on December 30, with the derby between Villarreal and Valencia a day later.
Rubi hopes his Levante side continue to be ‘stubborn’ but warned of the danger Real Betis pose when they’re away from home.
Real Betis sporting director Eduardo Macia dismisses rumours of a disagreement with Coach Pepe Mel. ‘We are completely united.’
Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid can achieve anything this season after Sunday’s 1-0 win at Real Betis in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone refused to comment on Fernando Torres’ renewal other than that he “valued him as a player, not an idol”.
Heiko Westermann believes Real Betis need to keep clear heads in their home games, starting with ‘La Liga’s strongest team’ Atletico Madrid.
Pepe Mel hailed the contributions of goalkeeper Antonio Adan and striker Ruben Castro after Real Betis’ 1-0 win at Malaga on Saturday.
Ernesto Valverde revelled in the “best spell” of Athletic Bilbao's season after Sunday's 3-1 win at Real Betis.
Ernesto Valverde has urged Athletic Bilbao to achieve back-to-back La Liga wins for the first time this season when they travel to Real Betis on Sunday.
Vicente Iborra insists Sevilla’s minds are on the next game, against Villarreal, and not the future derby with Real Betis.
Pepe Mel has called for goal-line technology to be implemented in La Liga after Real Betis’ 1-1 draw with Granada on Saturday was marred by a ghost goal.
Jose Ramon Sandoval has made it clear that Granada cannot afford any more excuses ahead of Saturday’s “must-win” against Real Betis in La Liga.
Real Betis winger Joaquin Sanchez has revealed that he retains “some bitterness” about not being part of Spain’s Euro 2008 triumph.
Real Betis Coach Pepe Mel has reportedly turned down an offer to take charge of Mexican side Xolos de Tijuana.
Sergio Gonzalez hailed Espanyol’s “complete” performance en route to Saturday’s 3-1 win at Real Betis in La Liga.
Sergio Gonzalez has leapt to the defence of Pau Lopez following fierce criticism of the Espanyol goalkeeper in recent weeks.
The draw has been made for the Copa del Rey last 32, which sees La Liga clubs enter the competition for the first time this season.
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