Cillessen aast in cup final on revenge for false start in Barcelona
Jasper Cillessen hopes Saturday night with FC Barcelona at the expense of Alaves in the Copa del Rey to conquer. The goalkeeper stands at the kick-off and thinking about revenge against the Spanish middenmoter.
Cillessen played on september 10, his first match for Barcelona, and also when it was Alaves the opponent. The Catalans lost at the time, surprisingly with 2-1, so the dertigvoudig Orange-international a bad debut knew.
“I am happy that I again against Alaves can play,” says Cillessen on the site of Barcelona. “I think I was only a week and a half player from Barcelona when we lost them. I would like a second chance.”
The cup tournament is the last chance for Barcelona to the season with a price to finish. The team of coach Luis Enrique, who is his last game coaching for the Catalans, was prematurely switched off in the Champions League saw Real Madrid last week champion.
Although Barcelona earlier this season lost to Alaves, expect Cillessen now an entirely different game. “They play now with a lot more pressure, because it is their first final. Alaves is a good team, but we have to contest with our experience able to win.”
For trainer Enrique is his last game as coach of Barcelona. The Spaniard takes over after three years, the farewell of the current number two of the Primera Division. He dragged since 2014 eight prizes.
“It would be nice to have my period at this club to be closed with even a price,” says Enrique. “But most of all, we will get a chance this season to finish with a trophy. We look forward to the opportunity to have such an important tournament to win.”
The coach can be in his last match, do not rely on Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto. The duo has been suspended. The cup final between Barcelona and Alaves begins Saturday at 21.30 hours and will be played in Vicente Calderon.