“I’m not going to say that against Feyenoord it’s a final because there’s a long way to go to finish the group”


The Belgian footballer Axel Witsel, midfielder for Atlético de Madrid, was cautious this Tuesday in the face of his team’s imminent match against Feyenoord during matchday 2 of the Champions League, without yet classifying it as a final “because there is still a long way to go to finish the match.” cluster”.

“I’m not going to say that tomorrow is a final because there is still a long way to go to finish the group, but it is important. That’s why I’m sure that with the fans, and with the atmosphere that we are going to have tomorrow, we want to play a great game,” Witsel commented in Press conference. The duel against Feyenoord will be this Wednesday (6:45 p.m.), at the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium.

“The truth is that we have a lot of games and in the end that doesn’t help the player either. But it’s like that, we have to continue and tomorrow we have a very important game for us,” said the Belgian footballer about the plague of injuries that the team is experiencing. mattress template.

Despite the setbacks, the red and white team hopes to improve its disappointing image from last year in this tournament. “Last year for us the Champions League was very difficult, we did not advance from the group and of course the least we have to do is pass. But we always have to think game by game, not think further ahead; the important thing is tomorrow and we want to do a lot better than last year,” he insisted.

On the other hand, Witsel analyzed his role under Diego Pablo Simeone, more as a defender than as a midfielder. “Last year, of course, was a surprise. Now I feel very comfortable in this position and I can help the team. This is the most important thing,” he said in this regard.

“In the end as a player it doesn’t matter to you if you are a defender, midfielder, winger or whatever you want. As players we always want to play. Where ‘Cholo’ needs me, I am there,” Witsel said just before assessing the complexity of Feyenoord.

“I have played against many Dutch teams. They always have a style in which they want possession, with very good technical players. As we know, the Champions League is always special; it does not have easy games, it is always difficult. The only good thing is that Giménez, the striker, is not here for tomorrow,” Witsel concluded.

2023-10-03 18:52:14
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