Marcelino’s biggest challenge will be to fight in three competitions this season.
Marcelino Garcia Toral has conducted its first training session with the full squad except the injured players and the Mexican internationals. In the first contact with his players in the ‘Ermita de la Mare de Deu de Gràcia’, the coach highlighted the great atmosphere inside the group, “they all came back with good mood and, what is more important in good shape.”
For the yellow coach, this season has several challenges from the start: “First of all we must win the qualifying round of the Europa League in order to be in the competition, where we will go as far as possible. It is important to remember that the League is still the most important tournament. We are no longer the surprise team of last season and finish at the the sixth position will not be easy in La Liga, but hopefully we will be in the Europa League on August 28 and I hope we will still be competitive in the other 2 competitions we are going to play this season.
In addition, the coach expects a greater competition between his players after the arrival of the expected reinforcements. “This year we will play three competitions and the players need some rest between the games, so it is essential to have players that are complementary in the same position. My objective is to build a very competitive team in order to fight for every competition and this is the dream we all have in this preseason “, said the Yellow coach.