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Giraldez 'gets wet' about Alexia's return and announces a great game against Chelsea

Published:21/04/2023 - 16:31h

Updated:21/04/2023 - 16:31h

The Barça Femení coach, Jonathan Giráldez, has offered some statements to the press about this Saturday's commitment against Chelsea for the Champions League 'semis'

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Jonatan Giráldez, trainer of the first feminine team of the FC Barcelona, and Lucy Bronze, lateral right, have appeared in front of the media in the previous press conference to the gone of 'semis' of Champions in front of Chelsea. In her they spoke of the difficulty of the commitment, of the possible return of Alexia Putellas and of the feelings that have inside the team.

The technician left to glimpse his optimism with the return of Alexia although it left clear that will not force the things. "That they have travelled all the footballers to London is a big news. That they are available for the first time in all the season, also. And more having, in this case, in account that are speaking of the captain. The presence of Alexia gives us a lot of futbolística and anímicamente. I think that it does not touch to speak if I am optimistic or no with his return in the previous of a so important party. Our priority is that it play when it was in the best possible conditions. We do not have to put him any type of pressure", aimed.

The Barça wants to classify in the Camp Nou

On the other hand, it remembered the final of the 2011 and predicted a partidazo against the English. "It will be an alike party to the of the final of 2021 regarding the proposal of both teams. Chelsea, however, has a lot of more experience that then. And has very clear what wants to do with and without balloon. Win against the Lyon in the chambers, by the 'what' and by the 'how', has given them a 'plus' of confidence. It will be a big party. We are two teams with styles very different. We will see which imposes ", sentenced Giráldez.

On the same line, it stood out that they are more effective home that has domicile, a point that will be key in the eliminatory. "In the chambers, against the Rome, believe more occasions to domicile that in the Camp Nou. Home, however, we were more effective. Now also it is an eliminatory of 180' and split with the idea that we have to have the control of the balloon and do a good management of the emotions. We can not divert us of the plan neither do different things. I think that the eliminatory goes to decide in our stadium", airmó the míster.

Bronze, ilusionada with the title

Near to finalise, Bronze spoke of his mates of selection in Chelsea and his anxieties to conquer the Champions. "Chelsea is a team that know very well. I confronted me to him with the Lyon first and the City afterwards. I know personally to many of his players. It is a dangerous team, know his arms. I think that it will be a very interesting party in spite of the important drops that has. The English groups are very competitive, but one of the reasons by which fiché by the Barça was because it wanted to struggle by titles like the Champions. It is a big challenge for me, also like that of game of the team"

Finally, it ensured that Chelsea is the team more regulate of England. "The best team of England? I do not know it. There is very good teams. The Manchester United is leader in the league, but Chelsea and the Arsenal also are good. Chelsea has been perhaps the more regulate in the last years", concluded.

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