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“From these years I keep the respect of the wardrobe”

07/11/2021 at 08:00 CEST

Andreu Plaza stated goodbye to the Barça bench on June 30 after 5 seasons and he did so by successful his second league title and the fifth in the historical past of the part. He left as he arrived, with out noise and displaying a chivalry accessible solely to the biggest.

Removed from high-sounding declarations or fratricidal wars, The person from Girona thanks the membership for this chance and he’s glad with some achievements that embody 9 titles, with the Champions League final October at the Palau as the culminating second.

The already ex-Barça coach attended SPORT in full trip and he was trustworthy about varied points that occurred all through the final 5 years. And he assured that he doesn’t rule out hanging the pocket book if he doesn’t discover a proposal from a Federation that satisfies him.

It has been every week and a half since his farewell successful the League. What emotions do you may have?

I am calm, in a scenario that I haven’t had for like 30 years, as a result of I have all the time had a staff and I have spent the summer time pending the preseason and the signings. Barça wears lots and I don’t miss something. A season right here is price three in phrases of feelings, nerves, stress and put on. Now my thought is to relaxation. I am on the seashore with my two grandchildren and I need to expertise one thing that has not lived for a very long time.

Did you see this league title unimaginable?

Properly, there was a really crucial second, once we misplaced to Industrias at dwelling and we had 4 factors out of 21. We made a critical method to provide ourselves yet one more sport, as a result of issues weren’t rolling and it appeared virtually unimaginable to qualify for the Spanish Cup. It appeared like the finish of the cycle, however then we received 2-5 effectively on the Levante court docket that was undefeated and from there we linked 17 video games with out dropping. After successful that day in Valencia I had no extra doubts. Actually, we weren’t champions of the common part by two factors, which explains how effectively we did.

Andreu Plaza stated goodbye to Barça in an enormous manner


Y after dropping the first quarterfinal match towards Inter?

We had been very clear that we may, as a result of they didn’t go us by removed from it. They beat us as a consequence of a decisive motion by Pito that left us ‘grogis’, however in Torrejón, we had been very critical, risking our lives and in the third we had been accompanied by that half of luck that you simply want on penalties. Afterwards, we deservedly handed towards Palma, even when it was in two extensions.

Y after they gave the impression to be KO in the third sport towards Levante?

I all the time believed. By the manner, there’s a very curious reality there. The 2 objectives that we do with the goalkeeper-player had been very labored. The primary is a diagonal, which we put Marcenio by way of Dyego to do it and the second is a good assault with lots of endurance till Matheus cuts. If another person does that, the secret’s the ‘blackboard’, however since Andreu did it, I’ve solely learn that it was fortunately. No luck, no good luck! It’s an excessive scenario during which the gamers need to suppose lots and with some figuring out that they’d not proceed. And it’s not simple. Look, when I nonetheless didn’t know that I would depart, Ximbinha requested me a few doable curiosity from the KPRF and I stated, look, you’re 32 years outdated, you may have simply had a baby and if the supply is for longer and so they pay you way more, I don’t I would give it some thought. The administration has not been solely mine however of the three. Miguel, Txus and I have labored as professionals, which is what we needed to do, however I insist that it was not simple.

Andreu Plaza has not but determined his future


His exemplary speech in the direction of the membership since he knew he wouldn’t proceed, is it actual or pretend?

May be very actual. Though there could have been some distinction with a supervisor or somebody from above, I imagine that the membership is above all. From me, from the gamers, from the managers and even from the president. They’ve made a sports activities choice and there’s no drawback. That afterwards I didn’t like one thing doesn’t imply that I need to rant about the membership, which has fulfilled its monetary dedication and has compensated me. I have had a good time at Barça, I have felt very supported and it’s not objectionable that with some of those that have simply arrived I haven’t had the similar ‘feeling’. I don’t maintain any grudge towards anybody.

Have you ever felt undervalued?

Properly, the profile of the individuals who have questioned me from day one, whether or not I received the Champions League or misplaced video games, are 25-year-old boys on Twitter who don’t know who Paulo Roberto is. That one has a hidden profile who likes a younger coach higher and believes that the older ones are completed or that we have no idea activate a pc, effectively, I go them, however there are people who find themselves harmed and generally have a foul time, as a result of they learn it your kids. Not me, I go from all of them. Later, the media that attain the individuals and the overwhelming majority of the written press have handled me effectively and I have felt revered.

What has been the worst of these 5 seasons?

I couldn’t let you know … the first two years weren’t profitable. And having to fireside sure gamers was very dangerous for me. I suppose of Marc Tolrà and Drums. I had lots of arduous days with Marc. He’s a very good boy and I admire him very a lot, however he was flawed. Fortunately we’ve redirected the scenario, however I modified his life. He was right here, at dwelling, and he needed to go to Lisbon. Not that I remorse it, nevertheless it tastes dangerous. And Bateria was a world ‘prime’, a star, however sadly the accidents prevented him from exhibiting who he’s and I needed to inform him that he wouldn’t proceed. It was a really dangerous drink, as a result of he is a superb individual and he all the time behaved splendidly with everybody.

Plaza had heat phrases for Marc Tolrà


And what would he stick with the greatest coach in the world in 2020?

With respect for the wardrobe. I’ve all the time been in a position to look everybody in the face. An instance, Joselito didn’t know that he wouldn’t proceed and I informed him that the neatest thing was that he left on mortgage and he got here to ask me what Juanito (the Betis coach to whom he shall be on mortgage) is like. And he didn’t play, however he is aware of that I admire him lots and in reality I introduced him. Like Roger (Serrano). He all the time informed me he thought he had a spot right here. With the ability to speak to them after kicking them out, as a result of I kicked them out, for me is the most vital factor. That signifies that they respect me even after they disagree with my selections, it could be extra. Carrying a wardrobe with so many egos so inordinate may be very tough and I am proud of that.

He leaves with 9 titles, together with one Champions League and two Leagues in 5 seasons …

Understand that I took a staff that was not in the Champions League and that I had a Superinter in entrance of me, a superhuman staff, one of the greatest I have seen, with a brutal capability to win. It’s like the ones who competed alongside Indurain or Lemond in biking. We play all the league finals besides the ‘specific’ that final yr after which successful it is extremely tough. We received two and misplaced one other two. I don’t suppose the steadiness is dangerous, removed from it. Even this season we’ve missed three titles and it could not have been dangerous or dropping the league.

What are your plans?

As I was saying, now my thought is to relaxation and wait to see if an acceptable mission comes out. A Federation, not a membership. And if a variety doesn’t come out that convinces me, I may completely depart it. It’s one thing that falls inside the potentialities.

Joan Laporta ran to hug Plaza


What do you suppose this new Barça with Jesús Velasco?

Velasco’s resume speaks for itself and I don’t have a lot to say. Apart from the signing of Ortiz, the staff is the one we had deliberate. Let’s not overlook that Pito and the casualties had been already ratified. Velasco’s staff is our most Ortiz.

How would you want the followers to recollect you?

I have no idea. What I don’t like is that reminiscence is so fragile. I would really like them to respect me for my time at the membership like Marc (Carmona) or now Velasco. We’re the ones who’ve been in the part at an expert degree and, each with their methods and concepts, we’ve led the membership to be acknowledged worldwide and we’ve to stick with that. Now we have not failed and whoever comes is not going to do it both. A coach shouldn’t be that vital to the followers.

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