first_imgIt would be remembered as the ‘Liga de Tello’.(Laughs) Yes, that goal would always be remembered, because it would have been the last game and also the last goal of the season.And that is not going the year he was expecting.It’s been a difficult season for me, I haven’t had the minutes I wanted. I work to earn the title and that last goal against Madrid gave me a lot of joy and confidence. There has been talk of his departure in recent months. Will he still be here after the summer?I always had the intention to continue at Betis, at no time did it ever cross my mind to leave. In summer? I have a contract and I want to continue because I feel very comfortable, but it will also be necessary to listen to the needs of the club, know what they think.How is it that you have been a Betic since childhood?Well, I saw him with my father there in Catalonia. I don’t know if it will come as a family, but whenever we came to Seville they tried to take me to the country. I have family here. And in Barcelona he also went to the Barça and Espanyol stadiums, all dressed in verdiblanco.In Catalonia there are many Betis and in this Betis there are more Catalans than in Barça.Yeah i was kind of the pioneer (laughs) Then came Bartra, Edgar, Rubi, Álex Moreno, Aleñá … What if a lot of Catalan is spoken in the dressing room? We usually speak in Spanish, because if someone doesn’t jump to tell us that they don’t understand us. Just kidding, of course. You here and your former coach, Setién, in Barcelona. What do you think?Quique is capable of contributing many things to Barcelona. With him at Betis we played a spectacular game and achieved important things. Setién must give the game of Barça that touch point and association that he was perhaps missing, to return to being the Barcelona of before.He has been a good friend of Iker Casillas since they met in Porto. What do you think about presenting yourself to the Federation?It seems perfect. Iker is a super prepared person, both for his career and for everything behind him. There will be many people to support you. He has seen the occasion and believes that he can contribute a lot to Spanish football.What do you ask of what is left of the campaign, if there is anything left?I think we have seen a very difficult competition, that anyone can play on any field. We must take advantage of those occasions we have, go to death. We can go upstairs. Playing without an audience is not the same motivation, but we are in a complex situation and we will have to stick with it. We will be aware of what is at stake, we are convinced that we can enter Europe and strike a blow on the table. Cristian Tello Cristian Tello “Setién must give Barça that touch point and association that it was losing to return to being the team it was before.”center_img How does this confinement happen?Well trying to work at home without losing shape. It gets weirder with each passing week, but I try to be optimistic: we are closer to going out.You are an explosive player. Is it more difficult to train speed in short spaces?For any type of soccer player this becomes hard. Exercising on the grass is another matter. But there are different exercises for speed and strength, the Betis technicians are turning to us. “Casillas is super prepared and can contribute a lot to Spanish football. There will be many people who support him.” Do you think this League will be played again?I hope so, that a certain normality will return. Same without public and playing every two or three days. It is more risk when it comes to injury, but LaLiga must be ended.If not? See that if his goal, the last to be scored in the championship so far, makes Barcelona champion …Well, I hope it is played, of course. But it would not be very nice to have given Barcelona the League. I am very fond of the club and its fans, I spent many years there. If my goal has served for that, I would not hide the illusion. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 18, 2020last_img

Tello: “Having given LaLiga to Barcelona would be very nice”

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