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GARITANO: “I HAVE A CLEAR IDEA ABOUT THE EXITS”

05 Aug 2016
Gaizka Garitano talked of Marlos Moreno and also of the players going out. He is satisfied with the team that he has and previews the systems that will be used during the games

Coach Gaizka Garitano addressed the media on Thursday’s morning before the training session. He talked of the situation at the market and the decisions that he’s taking with the debut in liga around the corner. The following is a summary of the things he said.

LAST DAYS OF PRE-SEASON
“Well, we still have twenty days and we are currently in a phase when we want to see everybody, a lot of minutes. Within the last three games we will start to work in the beginning of liga, for the moment I am content, especially for not having injuries. We are having more work and with the beginning approaching we must start to define the ideas and the players that will begin the tournament.”

BRUNO GAMA
“He had some issues on this week, but he will be okay. We already recovered Juanfran. Bruno is fine, he trained yesterday and in the beginning everybody is available.”

LAST THREE FRIENDLY GAMES
“We are in a phase where we were giving minutes to some players, to know if we are going to count with them or not. For the moment, and within the last three games, we will start to define the players that will be performing with us.”

PLAYERS GOING OUT
“Since some weeks ago I have a clear idea, what happens is that we have to define with the club the matter of the exits. We are talking, also with the players, so in two or three days you will know things. First I need to talk with the players, they should know first the news. Some of them already know that they need to find an exit. I have a clear idea about it.”

COMPARING THE TEAM TO LAST SEASON
“The competition will determine this. In a general sense we all think during the pre-season that we have a good squad. You ask anyone and everybody is excited. The important thing is that we have a balanced squad and we are ready to compete. If the team is better than last year it is something that the results will tell us.”

 MARLOS MORENO
“I don’t know how the issue is, but he would need a vacation. He played the last official game only five days ago and will need to rest, so he wouldn’t be ready for the start in liga.”

LUISINHO
“The club is the one that should inform you about it. I cannot tell you more. I guess you will have news soon, because this situation isn’t good to anyone. Neither for the player nor for the club nor for the coach. I also need to know what players will be at the squad. I believe this issue will be fixed in a couple of days.”

MORE SIGNINGS?
“I believe the backbone is done, but in football you can never said that no one else will arrive or that no one leave will leave. It will depend if there’s a last-minute exit or not, but for now I am content with the people that I have. I don’t want a large squad, so I am more thinking of exits than of arrivals.”

SYSTEMS
“We are working with two different systems: 3-5-2 and 4-2-3-1/4-4-2. According to the best players that fit the positions we will choose one. Even, throughout the year, we will emphasize one of them, but always having a variant. I believe that having two different ways to face the games will give you tactical depth. We will choose one, the one that fits us, but will always have a B plan.”

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