Motta is back. Again.
Posted by atleti on January 15, 2008
He has been included in the squad list for tomorrow’s final leg against Valladolid (Copa):
STARTING 11: Falcón; Valera; Pablo; Perea; Pernia; Luis; Raúl; Motta; Reyes; Kun; Forlán.
SUBS: Abbiati; Eller; Maxi; Cleber; Simão; Mista
A few words from Motta:
“I feel good after the final operation [...] I have been training regularly and I’m happy that my knee has responded well.”
So, will Motta start or will come in as a sub? My guess is that we’ll have a Cléber-Motta tomorrow from the very beginning. And, if all works according to plan (in other words, he remains injury-free), he’ll be set to start alongside Raúl on Sunday.
A few words from Aguirre:
“I’ve said many times that this week is very important. We won Valencia, and now we have two other important key games, the Copa one and the derbi.”
Bottom-line: We must win tomorrow in order to progress to the Copa quarterfinals. Now is not the time to slip on a banana skin.