The center receives praise from its coach and, thanks to the Cantabrian coach style, has become the second best passer by LaLiga.
Aissa Mandi recognizes that the arrival of Quique Setién into Real Betis has changed his life and career. The training put him as an exemplary footballer and on Sunday faces a challenging problem, such as the stopping of Barcelona Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
The Blaugranas are precursors to the style of the Cantabrian coach's touch game. "Barcelona is doing it for 25 years and we are doing it a year and a half, but of course we have arguments with the ball, we will try, we will try to do our football and, if we can, Take the ball," he told the press conference before the match.
To reach his goal in taking a ball, he must be an important player and it is that although defense is a key player with Bartra at the time of the Betis game. Mandi is LaLiga's second best passer with 854 defeats, only Rakitic overcomes 876, but Algeria has only 51 of them failed and Rakitic missed 80, making Algeria a better share of success. Bartra is the sixth in classification of pins with 781. The safety of both opening games is the key to Betis dominating ownership, which he used more as a defensive weapon than offensive this season, because in LaLiga comes the drag of serious efficiency problems with only 8 gates in 11 matches.
He is also able to join the attack with valency and success as he did in a derby against Sevilla when the center of the right side became the goal of the victory over Joaquin's head into the net.
Setien has no doubt that he praises the Mandi, which he describes as exemplary: "Aissa has earned respect and a hierarchy in the team that has made progress and improves every day in training and matches, a player who was extremely receptive. , he is able to decide things that need to be improved and work for them and proceed to an extraordinary level. I can not say it and he can be said to be an example in many things and always wants to have a player like him because he wants to improve, he interprets well what you are proposing and brings you things that will escape you.It is a footballer who helps a lot in the field. "
The player also recognizes that he is enjoying a coach who has changed his career because in his first year in Spain he had up to three coaches and did not finish the first good season with Betis: "My life has changed a lot, I have a little more pleasure when I come to training and play the game. "
Reserved and educated in the dressing room when training and matches are over, he has already prepared a container of rice to get his body out of physical strain, but at the same time he realizes that football is the most important of the least important. Last Thursday his family did not come to Betis – Milan from the League of Europe to be with his newborn son. "It's most important, I gave my tickets to the user," he explained.
After all his efforts Mandi is already winning in Betis and LaLigu and wants to enjoy it: "We have to enjoy this Betis, not just me, everyone: fans, people, everyone, because the truth is that we play well, we get a lot of praise from outside Seville and Spain, because people enjoy the game. "