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Competing in a league that includes Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and other big clubs, means that Celta are used to facing teams with a ‘heavy jersey’. Even so, their coach admitted that hosting Manchester United is a special occasion.
Rather than feared, I would say United are respected. We have played against great teams in this Europa League, but Man United are definitely one of the greatest
Eduardo Berizzo told reporters before their Europa League semifinal first leg against Jose Mourinho’s side.
How do we win? By being faithful to who we are. The team has a clear identity, they believe in it, possession, attacking quickly, and the only way to beat United is to be faithful to who we are
Celta’s coach said, determined to let his team play the way they are used to, no matter if it’s Man United they are facing.
United change according to the rival they play against and we have to be ready for that, but we will win with identity, conviction and heart and hope that United’s statistic stays as it is, two wins in Spain
Berizzo added, referring to United‘s pitiful record in Spain, where they have won only twice in 22 visits.