Juan Carlos Garrido has affirmed his belief in the current Real Betis squad to reverse their situation, as he labels their next two games as ‘vital’.
Los Beticos today host Lleida Esportiu in the Copa del Rey Round of 32 second leg, with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, but attention is mainly focused on their League predicament.
The team are bottom of the table after a difficult opening half to the season and this weekend host fellow relegation strugglers Almeria.
For Betis’ Coach, both games this week are important to the bigger picture, starting with Lleida Esportiu in the Cup.
“It is an important game. We can and should use the games in the manner that we can grow in all aspects, our philosophy of play and also our organisation,” Garrido has stated pre-match.
“The games serve for the players to start feeling that things are being done right. The next two games are ones that I consider as vital.
“[Today] is the return leg in the Cup and a chance to regain a positive level from the team. Sunday is then three vital points for the season.
“When I signed with Betis, I was free in the market. I wanted to train in the Primera Division because I believe that it is the best League in the world.
“When I have a job that I find interesting, I accept it because I understand that I have adequate resources to achieve the objectives in place.
“The goal now is to keep Betis in the League and we have the team for that. The players have the capacity to be higher in the standings.
“Before thinking of further signings, I must make the most of the players that I have. I we do, we will achieve our objective.
“Now we are sorting out the ideas, we have to develop habits in order to reach our best. When we have that organisation, then the talent of the players that we have will come out.
“I must make sure that this organisation exists everyday at all levels. When that happens, we will begin to understand how to win games and we will be more convinced of achieving the objective within the conditions that exist.
“To win the next two games would be an important step for the future of the club.”