Mel confident of ‘weathering the storm’

Real Betis boss Pepe Mel is optimistic his side can overcome their recent indifferent form and win at Rayo Vallecano this weekend.

The Verdiblancos lost their Copa del Rey quarter-final double-header with Atletico Madrid and also drew with Athletic Bilbao over the last three games.

But the 49-year-old is confident they can win at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas.

“Right now we have to weather the storm,” he told a Press conference. “Our goal is to win in Vallecas.

“I am confident because the players have been working well. We lost to Atletico Madrid [in the Copa] but that is not a drama.

“We have 35 points and are playing well. But we have not had much luck in recent games.

“Rayo are a team that does things in the right way – they play good football, and move from defence to attack very quickly. We have to be prepared.”

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