Andoni Iraola celebrates 100 games this Saturday at the head of Rayo Vallecano. He will do it against Valencia in Vallecas with the need to win again to put an end to the bad dynamics in front of his public. The Rayista coach has analyzed in the preview the good work of Gattuso’s team at the start of the season, has highlighted the good start of his team and has ruled out the arrival of a third striker.
Valencia: “I see it very well. They are playing football very well and assuming a very leading role. Looking at the data, it is together with Barcelona the team that dominates the most, that has the most possession and that can submit you the most. They come from “A very positive result against Getafe, in a game in which they played well. We have to prepare for that and use our weapons. We know that they are going to put pressure on us and that it will be difficult to be comfortable with the ball. It is going to be a game with a lot of rhythm for sure.
Forward: “The market is closed, I work with the players we have. Unless the club tells me otherwise, that is the idea we have”.
Camel and Falcao: “It will depend on the scenario, the game plan and what we think is going to happen on the pitch. Camello has started the away games and Radamel the home game. It will depend on how we see them, on what we need.” of that position and of the match. At each moment of the match, we need something different in that position. I’m sure they can coincide too. Nteka can also play in that position. Based on all that, we will make the decisions for the eleven” .
Low: “Salvi is going to be short and it will be complicated for him to be able to be in San Mams. If everything goes incredibly well, he could arrive, but I see it difficult. As soon as you have some muscle, with two weeks you are a little tight. The subject of Mumin is already activated and could be one more. In principle, Diego López and Andrs Martn are the only ones who continue with their recovery processes. The others are all available”.
Fear of Valencia: “We are not afraid of Valencia. We know the team we are facing and what has changed compared to last year. They are much more protagonists, they play with a very pressing block, with an advanced defense and they try to play a lot in the opposite field. We know that we are going to play against an opponent from whom it will be difficult to take the ball and we will have to try to make them worry about coming back, of having to cover their backs. The game will probably have a high rhythm because of how we both play, but we will have to be able to try to hurt them.”
100 games with Rayo: “I didn’t know the data exactly. I knew that I was playing at the start of the season, but I didn’t know the specific data. It’s a good sign. Nowadays, it’s not easy to spend so much time in one place. Things have gone more or less well , but football has no memory. Everyone remembers the last games and we have to keep working so that the figure is much higher”.
Attack withdrawn defenses: “Last year we were a team that generated a lot. In these first games, it is costing us more to arrive. We have managed to generate the clearest chances in the scenarios in which we have had less of the ball. The days that we have had more prominence, “It cost us more, on Mallorca’s day, especially. We’ve conceded 4 goals in 4 games, which isn’t bad. But if you don’t hurt up front in the end, the scoreboard forces you not to make those mistakes. We’ve lost both last games because yes we have made those mistakes. They are small details that we have to improve”.
Schedules: “At this point in the year, it is foreseeable that tomorrow it will be very hot and that it will surely influence the game. In any case, due to the way the two teams play, I think the game will continue to have life. We are teams that He likes to put rhythm into games, but the players have to come prepared because the sun is going to hit and it won’t be easy to last 100 minutes at a strong rhythm”.
11 games without winning at home: “We only have in mind that this season we have played a game at home and that we have lost it. The day of Mallorca we were not well. The mistake we had at the start of the game forced us to play the game we did not want. We trust that tomorrow we don’t have those mistakes with goal value. Against teams like Valencia, it makes the game much more difficult for you”.
Cavani: “I don’t know if he’s going to come. It’s another weapon that Valencia has to be able to score goals. We all know his record, everything he’s achieved. Surely for Valencia it’s another weapon to punish rivals.”
Valencia system: “Even in preseason they made it clear that they wanted to dominate the games. I remember seeing them against Dortmund. They don’t care about the rival. They want to dominate all the games, have the ball and want to press. Their way of playing is similar to that of Barcelona They have won two games and lost another two, but the two they lost were against rivals like Athletic and Atltico. The team has been good and I think they will be happy, but I also think we have had good games. good against this type of rivals and I trust that tomorrow we will also give it”.
hobby: “I have few doubts about the reliability of the fans. If we were all that reliable, it would be much better for all of us. The fans have always been with us and surely they will be tomorrow too. I am aware that the players really want to to play a good game at home, to win against a rival like Valencia. We hope to be able to enjoy each other and that the game can go ahead”.