Handball: Imanol Álvarez: “We can take a very important step”

The Bera Bera coach calls the clash against Granollers on Saturday at Gasca (6:00 pm) as the key to getting closer to the League title


“I think this day is going to be important. If we are able to win at home, I think it would be a very important step forward”, commented the coach of the Super Amara Bera Bera on the eve of the clash that will face Granollers tomorrow at the Josean Gasca (6:00 p.m.) in his race to do get a new League title. The ermuarra is clear about it, who warned weeks ago that “not all teams are going to win all the games because the competition is very even.” Álvarez believes that tomorrow’s match could be key with five games to go, which are the ones that will remain after hosting the Catalans. The Gipuzkoan team leads the table with a five-point advantage over Gijón, seven over Málaga and eight over Rocasa. «I see Málaga very strong and although Rocasa and Gijón have lost a bit of punch, it is not convenient to trust them. You have to be a little cautious, ”the Biscayan coach warned about Super Amara’s pursuers in the table.

He has precisely indicated that Granollers «is a team that has been playing very well. Although we won comfortably in the first leg, they were down and I look forward to another match at Gasca.” Álvarez sees his team “doing well in attack, with a clear improvement since the first months of the season, but where we have to press on is defense. What is clear is that our defense has to prevail over Granollers’ attack, that is one of the keys for tomorrow’s game». For the coach, tomorrow “is one of the most demanding games because it’s the next one, but Guardés also has to come here.”

the month of april

A month of April arrives full of matches for the Bidebieta team, which will also culminate in the Copa de la Reina dispute on the last weekend of April in Illunbe. «I would like to reach the Cup with the League, not decided because I think it will not be, but channeled thinking that we have two home games later. And above all with all the players well and that the 16 are in perfect physical condition, ”said the Bera Bera coach. Álvarez speaks of “channeling” everything that happens around the Cup since Super Amara will be the host team and the responsibility for the organization corresponds to the club led by Fernando Díez Mintegi, with all that this entails. “I listen to more things in the office and in the Cup club than in the locker room,” explained Imanol Álvarez. “It’s normal because the organization falls on us, but I think the players are more focused on the League, or on tomorrow’s game, than on the Cup.”


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