Calderon hits out at schedule

Real Betis Coach Gabriel Calderon has criticised the timing of his side’s match with Elche.

The game was played on Sunday afternoon and ended goalless, but Calderon was unhappy the fixture was held so soon after Betis were involved in the Europa League.

Betis beat Sevilla 2-0 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday and Calderon told his post-match Press conference that considering the quick turnaround, he was happy with the point.

“Taking our physical condition into account I’m pleased we didn’t concede,” Calderon said.

“We had chances but a draw was fair. Our aim was to work with what energy we had in our legs.

“If we had the legs to do so we would have won this game. When you play so many games in a short period, it’s difficult.

“The organisation needs to be looked at, when we’ve played on Thursday and we’re scheduled for midday on Sunday.

“I think it’s incredible. Those who make the arrangements aren’t up to the standards of La Liga.

“Today Betis were prejudiced, tomorrow it will be someone else.

“It surprises me because this is supposed to be the best League in the world. Journalists should be demanding accountability and competence.”

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