Betis Sidnei: “At the end of the year I can have dual citizenship”

Sidnei Da Silva has passed through the microphones of Radio MARCA Sevilla on Tuesday to analyze his first steps as a player of Betis and the start of a season that resumes on Saturday, in Mestalla, in the match of the fourth league match against Valencia.
The Brazilian, in addition to admitting that he is “very happy to be part of this club,” has referred to the deadlines for achieving dual citizenship: “It’s coming soon, I’m waiting and see if at the end of the year I have everything fixed. that at the end of the year I can have it. ”
Valencia, next rival: “We know about the quality of Valencia, but we do our job and we go there for the three points as we do in each game.”
Sidnei Da Silva has passed through the microphones of Radio MARCA Sevilla on Tuesday to analyze his first steps as a player of Betis and the start of a season that resumes on Saturday, in Mestalla, in the match of the fourth league match against Valencia.

The Brazilian, in addition to admitting that he is “very happy to be part of this club,” you have come to the deadlines for achieving dual citizenship: “It’s coming soon, I’m waiting and see if at the end of the year I have everything fixed that at the end of the year I can have it. ”
Valencia, next rival: “We know about the quality of Valencia, but we do our job and we go there for the three points as we do in each game.”A lot of competition between the centrals: “We have great players, a very strong squad with high quality players, and that’s good for us and the club.” When you’re on a team like that, it’s always harder to play, but it’s working every day for when I have the opportunity to be able to help the team in the best way “.

Junior Firpo: “He is a player of great quality, of great physical strength, he gives us a lot and we are very happy with him, we are here to help him and to keep growing as a footballer”.

Athletic The Muniain jump

The defeat of Anoeta supposed a greater punishment for Raul Garci’a and De Marcos, who will not be able to be aligned on Saturday before the Betis by accumulation of admonitions. The fall of Raúl García leaves the lions without their top scorer. Also without the header midfielder. And the gap left by the Navarrese falls into the arms of Muniain, who has not played since the start since he recovered from the torn ligaments he suffered on September 28 in the right knee. I would start 219 days after doing it for the last time.

Ziganda has taken care of his return to the pitch – five consecutive games and never more than half an hour – and now he is shuffling a screen shot for the Navarrese imp. Especially since the departure of Aketxe to Toronto is the only specialist in the squad to play in the playmaker.

The return of Muniain is being exemplary in terms of the physical response of the player. He received medical discharge and reappeared at just six months of his injury and the return to normal dynamics has not caused any muscle injury. Warned of the need for recovery because a couple of years ago had to go through the same in the other knee, the footballer has taken the turn with less anxiety than then. He said that from the first day is handled without fear or uncertainty. His capacity for sacrifice in the long and hard training of rehabilitation have done the rest.
Setién, on the bullseye

The ownership in San Mamés is one of the small prizes that Muniain can leave the season. When it fell on September 28, few would bet that it would start any of the games of the course from the beginning.

The return to the initial formation would cross to Munian with Setién, of which it has good memory of the last time that they saw themselves in San Mamés. The Navarrese was among the elect of Valverde that on April 14, 2017 they faced Las Palmas that the Cantabrian then directed. The Lions won 5-1 and Munian made his first double in the category.

Five challenges for the final sprint of Betis

With the European classification in the pocket since last Monday, Betis faces the last three days of the championship with several goals. Some, of group, like sealing the fifth place or establishing new records for the club. Others, invidivuales, with the canary Rubén Castro as protagonist. And there are also some sentimental characters, with the last Sevillian derby of the course on the horizon …

The fifth place

Due to prestige and economic issues arising from the distribution of television rights of the centralized sale of LaLiga, Betis seeks to consolidate the fifth position in the classification it currently occupies, with five and 11 points respectively over Villarreal and Sevilla, both with a match less. The difference between the fifth and the sixth place exceeds 6 million euros in revenue.

The best Betis of the century

The Verdiblancos are one win away from equaling their best score so far this century. With 59 points they have reached the record they achieved in 2001-02, with Juande on the bench, and they are only three points out of the 62 that they added in 2004-05, led by Serra Ferrer. That year, this score allowed them to qualify for the Champions League.

A for the goal-scorer record

With 56 goals scored in the 35 league games played to date, Setién’s have already equaled the number they achieved in the 2002-03 season and are a bit short of tracing the 2012-13 record. The record so far in the 21st century, which they achieved in the 2004-05 campaign with 62 goals, is a shot of six. They need an average of

Rubén Castro, for Rincón

The circumstances of the last matches and the tough competition up front have prevented Rubén Castro from enjoying too many minutes of play. But the possibility of equaling or exceeding the record of goals of Poli Rincon, with 78 goals with Betis First, is in the mind of Setién, who seeks the ideal time for the canary to have his chance.

And of course, the derby …

After the 3-5 of the first round, the Verdiblancos seek to endorse their great course with another victory against their eternal rival in Benito Villamarín, on the penultimate day of the championship. A match in which the Nervionians could be even playing the European classification, depending on what they do this Friday against Real and on Wednesday in the game postponed against Real Madrid.two goals per match to reach it.

The one of Setién already is the third Betis more goleador of the history

The evolution experienced by Betis since the beginning of the season, both at a collective level and in the understanding of the style of play established by Quique Setién on the part of the players, has placed the Verdiblanco team in a privileged position to face with the maximum expectations the last quarter of the championship.

The European positions are within shooting range and the Thirteen Barras team will fight them to the end. A success that finds explanation in several aspects. One of them, without a doubt, is the enormous offensive power of the Verdiblancos. The Betis de Setién, with 49 goals in the first 29 days, is the third most-accomplished in the history of the club at this stage of the championship.

To find a higher goal figure after 29 matches, we have to go back to the 1996-97 season, with Serra Ferrer on the bench and Alfonso Pérez Muñoz as an offensive reference. That course, in which Betis ended up qualifying for the Recopa, had 64 goals by this time. The season finished in fourth position, with 81 goals scored (in a League of 22 teams, with 42 games).

Before, only in the 1958-59 season, with Antonio Barros leading, he had scored so much. That team, which finished the championship in sixth position, added 54 goals in its first 29 games (the same as at the end of the year, in a League of 30 days). With this offensive arsenal and the long-awaited balance found in recent weeks, those of Setién dream big and look at Europe.