Thursday, April 26, 2012
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has declared that his side are ready to take on Sporting CP and vowed they will retain their style of play. Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has acknowledged that their semi-final rivals Valencia are worthy of their absolute concentration respect. Barcelona President Sandro Rosell refused to blame Lionel Messi for Barca's Champions League exit and is proud of his side's performance against Chelsea. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino declares that his players fully believes in their European dream and are looking forward to their next game. Getafe It was reported that Olympiakos has identified Getafe coach Luis Garcia as the leading candidate to take over the reign from Ernesto Valverde. Granada Granada defender Borja Gomez insists he does not know whether the club want to take up the option to purchase his contract from Karpaty Lviv. Levante Levante striker Arouna Kone was absent from training with a bruised foot, but the medical team are confident he will be available on Saturday. Malaga It was claimed that midfielder Diego Buonanotte will leave Malaga at the end of the season, with Cruz Azul set to open talks with the club. Osasuna Osasuna defender Jon Enchaide has successfully underwent surgery to his left shoulder and is expected to return to training in the pre-season. Racing Racing head coach Alvaro Cervera has doubt over the availability of Christian Stuani after the striker picked up an injury during training. Rayo Vallecano Striker Dani Pacheco admits in order to win, his Rayo Vallecano team need to play a perfect game and pray that Barcelona are having an off day. Real Betis Bad news Real Betis coach Pepe Mel because striker Jorge Molina has been handed a two-match suspension following his red card against Valencia. Real Madrid m Real Mallorca Mallorca midfielder Fernando Tissone has said that his team will not change their approach and will play calmly and responsibly against Getafe. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad defender Mikel Gonzalez is confident of beating Racing and insists his side are not affected by what is happening in Santander. Real Zaragoza Zaragoza midfielder Apono believes there is a good chance for his side to overtake Villarreal if they can beat Athletic Bilbao this weekend. Sevilla Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido is optimistic about their chances at the Bernabeu, but hopes Real Madrid will be asleep this weekend. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon striker Oscar Trejo wants his squad to put on another fearless performance against Espanyol, who love to dominate the ball. Valencia Coach Unai Emery admits there may be some changes for the second leg clash with Bilbao, as Valencia head into the bigges match of his career. Villarreal Villarreal president Fernando Roig insisted that a relegation would not be a catastrophe for the club, but he would rather avoid such scenario.