Manuel Pellegrini is aware of Real Betis must inflict a hiding akin to Manchester United’s humiliation at Liverpool as Erik ten Hag’s facet play on the highway for the primary time since their Anfield annihilation.
Los Verdiblancos want to turn into the second staff in Europa League historical past to beat a three-goal first-leg deficit to progress.
United ran out 4-1 victors in final Thursday’s last-16 tie at Old Trafford – a formidable show of high quality and character 4 days on from their humiliating 7-0 defeat at bitter rivals Liverpool.
That loss equalled the membership’s heaviest ever defeat and former Manchester City boss Pellegrini is aware of a equally unimaginable collapse is required if the LaLiga facet are to progress on Thursday night time.
Asked what offers him hope of turning issues round and whether or not there’s a psychological fragility in United, the Betis boss stated: “Well, I believe really that in football you never know the score a game can finish.
“We play there away. Always different to playing here at home with our fans behind our team, knowing from the beginning that we are playing against a big team and they have all the major options to qualify for the next round.
“But we must try from the first minute, first to win the game, after that to try to score the goals that we need to qualify. And if not, to play a good game and win here at home.
“So, believing in my team, believing in our fans and we try, all together, to turn the score.”
More than 50,000 followers might be on the cavernous Estadio Benito Villamarin to cheer on Betis every week on from blowing a promising begin at Old Trafford.
The rating was degree at half-time after Ayoze Perez cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s early opener, with the on-loan Leicester ahead seeing an effort deflect onto the put up earlier than the break.
But a promising Betis efficiency unravelled after the break as Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst efforts secured a complete win.
“We were playing a very equal game until minute 53 (when Antony scored),” Pellegrini stated.
“That goal of Manchester United, a brilliant goal from a good player, and after that minutes later a corner finished the game.
“It was not a physical problem, more a mental problem that sees our work for 53 minutes going away in just four or five minutes.
“I think every game is different. Tomorrow we’re not going to have in our mind the score we had there. We try to have (focus on) our score here at home.”