Javier Nez (doctor), Lorena Ríos (physiotherapist), Ignacio Serrano (physiotherapist) and Ivn Cruz (recuperator) are four members of the Atlético de Madrid coaching staff who are especially relevant ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final whose title will be resolved this Sunday (12:00 p.m.) with a duel against Barcelona. With 24 hours less rest than his rival, in a tournament so compressed and with so much tension, the rojiblanco team’s medical team has worked conscientiously so that the players arrive in the best possible shape for the big event.
“We are calm because we know what we have to do in terms of invisible training: rest, nutrition and mental disconnection. We have a great technical and medical staff that will make us arrive in the best possible conditions, although it is clear that playing in the elite every hour more or less counts”, emphasizes Amanda Sampedro, who has spent years focused on that other training.
Call to the fans
Atlético de Madrid accumulates four consecutive victories, comes from eliminating Levante in the semifinals and has all the template available, including Virginia TorrecillaThese are factors that place you in the best possible scenario at an emotional level. “We are in the best moment of the season on a mental level. We are in a state of pomp because of all the relationships that have been established between the players and the players with the coaching staff. The fact that Vir is with us lets us know that in the moments of difficulty that we have, the feeling of belonging plays a determining role, being all united, rowing in the same direction”, resolves scar Fernndez, rojiblanco coach.
The main field of the City of Football in Las Rozas, with capacity for 1,300 spectators, still has tickets available 24 hours a day for the final to be played. “In the semifinals, the majority of the Atletico fans were and they pushed us a lot. The shouts after scoring the goals are something that the players have highlighted. I hope a lot of people come, the stands are full and most of them are Atletico fans. We need them to beat one of the best teams in the world”, assures the master.
A final of goals and small details
scar bet on a nice final for the spectator with many goals. “Big Data has shown us that the higher the percentage of possession we have, the closer we will be to winning. The fact of not conceding goals is not only due to defending well, but also because we are the ones who submit the rival and not the opponent.” setback as happened in the league game. The second half against Levante should be our reference. I think the final will be defined by small details, but it will be a party for the spectator, because it will be a game of goals seeing the offensive numbers we have both teams”, analyzed the technician.
The Atltico de Madrid players insist that there is no favoritism in a final. “We are aware of the team we are up against, but we know the responsibility of carrying the Atltico de Madrid shield by playing in a final. We know Barcelona’s potential and that they are one step above us, but in a final everything is 50- 50 and anything can happen. We are aware of our weapons and we are looking forward to the match”, concludes the captain.