Tuesday, October 19

Edgar Badía: “We know the potential of Real Madrid, but we will go for the three points”

Edgar Badia, during a training

Edgar Badia, during a training

The goalkeeper of Elche CF Edgar Badia has assured this Tuesday that the Saturday (16.15 hours) they will face the match in front of Real Madrid, in stadium Alfredo Di Stéfano of the Sports City of Valdebebas, with the intention of giving the surprise and getting the three points. “We know the difficulty of the opponent, but we have shown that we can compete against anyone. We hope a Madrid that will go out for all because it is fighting for the League and is alive in the Champions League and that has tremendous potential. But we will go for the three points as we do in all matches “.

The Catalan goalkeeper gives as an example the first round match played at the Martínez Valero stadium, which ended with tie to one. “We played a very good game, we even had the option to win on the last play with a foul by Gonzalo Verdú. That is the line to follow and we will try to get a good result in Valdebebas ”.

The goal franjiverde has ensured that the dressing room is “Very happy” for “important” victory in the past against Sevilla and for “having achieved three points at home again and against a Champions League rival, which is up in the standings. “But, despite this, Badia has indicated that” we are already thinking about the next game against Real Madrid.

The Elche goalkeeper stressed that the team is “giving very important steps forward in terms of defensive strength, being compact and being closer together. Not being low in defense, but with the lines very close together to try to avoid the rival’s chances “, and he recalled that those virtues allowed them to” limit the chances of scoring against a rival with such great offensive potential as Sevilla ” In addition, he pointed out that “at the offensive level, we are taking steps forward and creating chances. The victory against Sevilla was well deserved and positive. ”

Edgar Badia is convinced that at the end of the season Elche will achieve permanence. “We know the difficulty of the goal, but inside the dressing room we have always believed and I think we are going to achieve it. We have 13 finals left, one more than the rest (the game postponed at Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla) and we are going to fight each one of them, focusing on game by game, which is the way. We know that we can compete against anyone ”, he commented.

The franjiverde goal, despite his great performance in his debut in the First Division, has affirmed that if, in the end, they do not achieve salvation, that will be a secondary issue. “I am happy with my individual performance, but on a collective level, if we don’t achieve our goal, I’m not going to be happy.. We are leaving everything and I will try to continue at this level, even improving day by day, to help the team and try to achieve the beautiful goal ”.

Finally, the goalkeeper sent a message to the fans and regretted that “we miss them. At Martínez Valero we must become strong. We have won the last two home games, but with our fans we would be even stronger. Not long ago, It has been a year since we have not played with the public and I can only tell them that we are going to leave our skin until the end to achieve the goal and may they have one more joy this season. We have given them several, but there is still a very nice one to give “.


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