Four personal brushstrokes. Because the live matches on the official Instagram of Girona FC are also used for this. We know that Pep Lluís Martí, a man of few words in the press rooms and a lover of clichés in the face of the press, loves fideuà, devours motivational and self-help books while focusing on his work and is a in love with the walks on the banks of the river Onyar at sunset. That, on the one hand. On the other hand, it has become clear that he is proud of his career as a footballer, that he would love to dress short again, that he would like to win a league title – and if it can be this year, perfect – and that both he and his players are dying to play again to catch the target. The rise, of course. The white-and-red coach talked about all this and more yesterday afternoon, in a rather pleasant and entertaining talk on social media.
cheers in the locker room
“The spirits are good. Everyone wants to play again and do their best. We are in daily contact with the players, they pass on all the data to us: When they weigh, if they have discomfort, how they are … We do group workouts twice a week. We are with them for everything they need.
message to players
“I try to convey a lot of peace of mind to them and know their needs. The first thing I did was call everyone, know their feelings, know how they lived it. We have been in group contact and with the technical body. Our task is this. More psychology and mental, support. We have great professionals who are setting an example for us because they take care of themselves and are doing all the work ”.
will the league return?
“The problem we have is that we don’t know when we will start or how many days we will have to prepare. This gives us some doubt and uncertainty. At the same time we have players who are very attentive, with quality to be able to face any task and situation. This makes it easier for us. A kind of preseason awaits us, with the difference that we only have eleven games. The preparation will be shorter with more rest.
have you played without an audience?
“It’s happened to me more than once. The first, in a match with Sevilla, a derby in the Copa del Rey with Betis. They threw a bottle of water at the head of Juande Ramos, the coach. The match was suspended just after 0-1. He resumed behind closed doors in a neutral field in Getafe. We played them there for 29 minutes. The atmosphere was very strange. It also happened to me in Granada. A lineman (Xavi Aguilar from Girona) dropped an umbrella when I was about to throw a corner. Then he played with Mallorca. It was suspended and we also completed what was missing behind closed doors. It’s a very strange feeling, the players themselves are not used to feeling what is there when there is no atmosphere in the stands. Football without an audience is not the same.
will it cost to adapt?
“Players will have a bad time. The mood of the audience helps you. Even when you play outside, it makes you take out the extra motivation. We are ready to take on this challenge to add the possible points that allow us to achieve the goal.
promotion to first
“We have nothing else on our minds other than being promoted to the First Division. We want to achieve this step by step. Now it’s time to train at home? So we train at home. We have the goal very clear in our head »
the landing in girona
“I found a team discouraged. It usually happens when a dismissal occurs. The players are people and they had the feeling that things were not going well. We did some tactical work to unite the group on defense and help each other, and then to bring out the talent. As for the motivational aspect, we bet on giving the player a lot of freedom so that his genius and imagination shine »
“I send a message of encouragement to our fans. We will miss them in the stands, but not on the street. Whoever has a scarf, t-shirt or flag, hang it on the balconies. Not now, when the league returns. We may not have the warmth of the public in the field, but with that we will have it in a different way. It will give us strength to get to where we all want to be: the ascent »
“I feel very fulfilled. What makes me most proud is to have been able to play until I was 40, to have made a lot of friends and to have been able to play around 700 games. I enjoyed it inside the playing field. Now I would trade for any of my players. It may not be, but I would love to. I am a coach, I want to evolve, I like it more and more and I am more passionate. It is a profession that gives you many things »
“I would like to win a league title. Why not this year? We have to dream about it. I was close with Sevilla, we stayed to play once. It’s a title I’d love to get. “