Saturday, December 2, 2023

Antequera CF is not bluffing and its punch is already fearsome

The fact that Antequera CF does not have a ceiling, pronounced over and over again by its coach, Javier Medina, takes on more and more substance. The “little hand” that this past Saturday was given to the Granada CF reserve team in El Maulí (5-2) already places the green and white team among the five top scorers in the league table.

Medina himself, as soon as the match concluded, gave his players two days of rest. It was the well-deserved reward for a week and a half of hard work, practically without rest, which has also resulted in a historic victory in the Copa del Rey.

“We have completed a very demanding week, and very beautiful at the same time, with a brilliant ending for everyone,” he later claimed in the press room. «First of all I want to thank the coaching staff and the club for doing things well. As I told the team in the locker room, scoring five goals in any category is very difficult. We have completed a very demanding and very beautiful week at the same time with a brilliant ending for everyone»abounded.

What had happened minutes before in the locker room was uploaded by the club to X (formerly Twitter). Medina had proclaimed: “I don’t see a ceiling for you.” And just after highlighting the effort of all these days she conveyed to her pupils: “You deserve two days off.” The footballers responded as they know best, with that chorus, to the rhythm of the song Desperate of Rosalía, who begins to be a talisman.

The squad is young and the club is making its debut in this third category of national football, but in fact it does not seem to have limits. Some of the components of the coaching staff, as Medina has also confessed, are capable of send an email at five or six in the morning so that the players have video images with which to analyze the rival’s game.

The Antequera team slept in the play off zone this past Saturday, with the confidence of having increased their scoring balance by five goals. second only to Castellón and Ibizain addition to the Real Madrid subsidiary, as for the many in favor. And with the same goals of Atlético de Madrid B.

Javier Medina also confessed, this past Saturday at a press conference, that the club’s guidelines when he was entrusted with the task of becoming the team’s first coach were clear: «Javi, be yourself. We will be with you. We are going to try to make a team with an identity and we will see what position we are in. And here we continue, trying to do things right.”.

And of course they are being done well. After two defeats and a draw in the first three games, everything has been growing and growing, strengthening the team as a visitor and consolidate El Maulí as an important fiefdom of the category. «It is a fairly large field and the 90 minutes here is pretty long.», he recited at the conclusion of the clash. And yes, they are long, as teams like the Granada subsidiary itself have already been able to verify.

If Antequera CF already seems established in attack, in defense it also stands out as one of the few capable of following in the footsteps of Malaga, Castellón or Algeciras. Precisely in the rearguard it has just been reinforced with a Veteran goalkeeper of the stature of international Kameni, who at 39 years of age brings “a tremendous presence and hierarchy”, in the words of Medina. Another important pillar, “who has arrived with a great desire to be one more”, in a project that has become a great revelation.


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