Monday, January 30, 2023

UMA Antequera returns to ‘its’ Copa del Rey against Levante UD

The Copa del Rey appears again on the BeSoccer CD UMA Antequera calendar as the best balm to heal the wounds of the league championship. The last two defeats, against Osasuna Magna (3-1) and ElPozo (0-3), force him to focus all his attention on the round of 16 duel this Wednesday, January 25, at 8:00 p.m., in the Pabellón Municipal de Paterna against Levante UD FS. This trophy fills a dressing room with great enthusiasm for what it means to advance rounds. The status of champion and defender of the title becomes another incentive to give everything on the field and go for a victory with which to seal the pass to the next tie in which only the best eight will be.

Levante UD FS has the experience of players used to fighting for important things and looking to vindicate themselves before their fans after a losing streak of scores in the top flight. A club that two seasons ago reached the play-off final for the First Division title and that played in the UEFA Champions League last year. The recent appointment of Carlos Márquez, as the new coach, hopes to be an incentive with which to make a squad with names like Rafa Usín, Pedro Toro, Tolrà, Roger or Fede shine. In the stake of the 1st round of the League, the university warriors suffered to defeat this opponent. They went from 4-0 in the first half to 4-3 in the second.

The team from Antequera has become fully aware of the physical condition of all its troops and, in this way, be prepared for action. «A competition that excites us a lot and, even more, with what we experienced last year. We have always respected her. In front of us we will have Levante who has a spectacular squad. In the League they are having a hard time winning and so have we lately. A meeting in which the small details are going to make a difference for one side or the other”, explained the coach.

The technician warns that it is not good to look only at the recent results of your opponent. “The fact that he is not doing well in the league does not mean that he is not playing at a good level. They are in the relegation zone, but the difference with us is six points and that can be recovered in a couple of days. As long as we don’t take the game with maximum intensity, we won’t have any options. The team is warned and it is a competition that we like very much ».

The possibility of accessing the quarterfinals, for the third time in a row, could become yet another example of the ambition of the Antequera formation. “We want to bring us something positive. We need a good result and it is a tournament that can give you a lot. We checked it out last year. We must take the match in Paterna as if it were a final, knowing how difficult it is and with the utmost respect for a rival with great players. It has to serve us for the league match with Cartagena,” Tete specified.

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