The Spanish Elche CF beat UCAM Murcia, from Second Division B, 2-0 in a match in which the team from Elche showed their victory in their first preseason game and in the debut of their new coach, Argentine Jorge Almirón. much more punch than his adversary.
The veteran Juan Francisco Martínez ‘Nino’, in the first part, and Claudio Medina, a player who does not count for the coaching staff, in the second, scored the goals of the Elche team, which only has 12 professional players in its squad at the waiting for reinforcements.
ALMIRÓN HIGHLIGHTS BEING ABLE TO KEEP THE FENCE IN ZERO
The Argentine coach of Elche, Jorge Almirón, highlighted the importance that his team has managed to keep a clean sheet in their first friendly of the preseason, against UCAM Murcia (2-0), since he considers that it will help to generate confidence in the group.
The coach, who debuted this Sunday as Elche coach, appreciated the performance of his goalkeeper, Edgar Badía, although he recalled that the defensive attitude should be and was “a matter for the whole team.”
In statements to the club’s channel, Almirón downplayed the result, as he recalled that it was the first game of the preseason, and said he was aware of “other things beyond” the scoreboard, such as the “development of the team in the defensive game and the attack ”.
The Argentine coach regretted that he has “little time” to assemble the team, which will begin the competition in two weeks, although he assured that “the guidelines” of what he wants to implement “are marked.”
“We will try to adapt quickly and instill the guidelines that little by little will be installed in the squad,” added the former Lanús, who currently only has 12 professional players in his squad.