Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Jonatan Giráldez: “I didn’t take Alexia out because it was too risky”

The Camp Nou was the perfect setting for a historic event. The azulgranas, who had come a goal ahead from Stamford Bridge, appealed to their fans ahead of this Thursday’s game. Jonatan Giráldez has wanted thank the efforts of the more than 70,000 people who have filled the seats of the Camp Nou. “The fans have been ten before, during and after the game,” acknowledged the coach.

The great absence of the semifinal was Alexia Putellas. The captain, who He was coming off a long-term injury for this match, has had to watch the match from the bench. “I had spoken to her both yesterday and today about the situation. Not because it’s because of her, I tell all those who come out of injury. So they can take all scenarios into account“, recognized the technician in the subsequent press conference. “Going back was too risky due to the rhythm of the match. We will try to get him to play in the next game so that you stop asking questions and contribute on the field”, the culé coach explained between laughs, who has admitted that Alexia has options to play this Sunday.

In the 83rd minute the alarm went off, Aitana left the pitch with discomfort. Jonatan Giráldez wanted to reassure the fans: “Aitana had ramps and when he comes out and I ask him what if she can go out or not and she tells me that Mariona is better than her”Jonatan Giráldez acknowledged at the press conference.

“Graham is one of the best players in the world in terms of imbalance and one against one. I am happy because it has been a difficult season, but he has reached the important moment at a good level”, said the coach.


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