Zubizarreta: “The main aim is to qualify”

The sports manager for professional football believes that a win on Tuesday in Prague will give the team the chance to relax a little, as they will be mathematically through to the last sixteen of the Champions League.
Before setting off for Prague, where the team will play its fourth Champions League fixture, Andoni Zubizarreta spoke about the importance of getting a good result at the Eden Stadium: “Before the group stage, the main aim is to qualify. The second is to finish top, but the most important thing is to qualify and go into the hat for the second round. So, a win will mean we can relax a little”.

Getting on the map 
Zubizarreta warned that the game won’t be as easy as people are saying. “The crowd generates a lot of pressure. And the opposition have a challenge, because beating Barça is a way of putting themselves on the map. Viktoria showed that they are not a team that shows fear. They take risks, they look for the opposition’s goal and try hard. We had a lot of chances at the Camp Nou, but that didn’t scare them much either” he remembered.

No doubting Messi On Leo Messi, who scored a hat-trick in last Saturday’s 5-0 win, Zubizarreta said “His value and talent shouldn’t be doubted. If we look at things in terms of mistakes, he’s the man who makes the fewest in world football right now”.

One thought on “Zubizarreta: “The main aim is to qualify”

  1. Yeahh, Cristiano is good w/Portugal ok where is he in the big games? He was invisible vs. Spain in WC 2010 and agasint Germany in Euro 2008. At least Messi did something versus Uruguay in CA 2011. Are you seriously going to give all the blame to Messi for Argentina’s performances? Did Messi miss the penalty kick vs. Uruguay? Did Messi make crucial defending mistakes vs. Germany? Why was Messi nominated for the Fifa Gold Ball during the WC and Cristiano wasn’t even though Messi didn’t score A SINGLE GOAL and his only assist was unintentional??? Don’t you think 10 assists in 12 games with Argentina this year is pretty impressive??? He also doesn’t get to play Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus in World Cup qualifiers easy teams that could be scored on.

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