The Badajoz Sports Club, this Thursday seeks to achieve the pass to the eighth of the Copa del Rey, a feat that he already achieved 18 years ago after eliminating Recreativo. One of the great architects of the good moment that the Badajoz is going through is its technician, Mehdi Nafti The Franco-Tunisian, who arrived at the club in October 2018, is, together with President Joaquín Parra, the leader of a project aimed at the club pacense arrive as soon as possible to the Professional Football League. Those who know Nafti highlight his personality and his total empathy with the players, as he made clear on November 4 with explosive statements in defense of his squad: “They can kill me that I don’t care, but whoever touches a hair of my players tore my head.” There are those who do not hesitate to call him the ‘Mourinho of Second B’. Badajoz is not only one step away from the knockout stages of the Cup final, but is also in fourth position of the Group IV of Second Division B, just three points from Cartagena, who leads the classification and who defeated last week 2-1. Nafti bases his approach on the defensive strength (second least thrashed of his group) and on carrying the weight of the matches. Although the most commonly used tactical scheme is 4-4-2, it also sometimes uses 4-5-1. The good work of Nafti at the head of Badajoz It has already attracted the attention of superior teams. In fact, he was one of the candidates Lugo had to replace Eloy Jiménez.