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Borja pointed out “we have to learn from this”

03/05/2018 21:27

Borja Valle, who started against FC Barcelona at the ABANCA-RIAZOR last week, was the centre of attention in Abegondo this afternoon.

The Deportivista striker admitted that these weeks are being “difficult, disappointing and sad. On a personal level I’m a bit happy because I the year’s work finally paid off. But I also feel bitter and sad because of the team’s situation.”

Along these lines he confessed, “I wasn’t the happiest man in the world for a long time. That’s the truth and I’ve always said it. I’m happy now, I’m comfortable and this year hasn’t finished yet to start thinking about the next.”

Regarding his future, he said, “I have a contract here. I don’t know what’s going to happen or how everything is going to go. I have a contract and I think that is significant, significant enough to not stop and think about what’s going to happen.”

He analysed the season by stating, “it’s football. At the end of the day, you plan it one way, you have an idea, you create a good group with good players, a good atmosphere, you believe everything is positive and is going to go well. At the end of the day it’s football, things don’t turn out well, you don’t get the results. Clarence’s arrival has given us a lot of clarity. He’s given us an idea, an identity, a foundation which was missing throughout the most part of the season. If this had come sooner, we wouldn’t be in this situation. This is football, and anything can happen.”

He highlighted that this year “is sad for the Deportivismo, for the players, for everything surrounding this badge. It was a year with a completely different idea and look how it’s ended. We have to learn from this. That’s the way I see things. We always have to see the silver lining. And if we compete in second division next year, we’ll do it the best way possible, and achieve the marked objective. And we hope this is a new stage and a positive one for the Club.”

With just over 48 hours to go for #ONOSODERBI in Balaidos against Celta (6:30 pm, Bein LaLiga), Borja Valle believes that “it’s a sad moment for Deportivistas, for us, because you lose that essence a derby gives you. In the end, you know what it means for the fans. We have to face it with that idea, that hope, that ambition to grab 3 points, and defend our badge. And that has to go in front of everything else.”

He does not give importance to the 6 months he spent in Celta’s ranks: “They weren’t 6 good months. It was a time in which I learnt, improved and learnt how to value things. I thank them for the experience. It’s another match I’m going to play with Deportivo. I’ve already faced Celta.”

He knows that despite the circumstances, the fans “are going to be there. It’s a special match for them. That’s why we have to give our one hundred per cent even if we’re not playing for much.”

Asked about Seedorf’s continuity on Dépor's bench, Borja acknowledged, “he is a person that has helped us a lot. The only thing he’s brought is positivity and has improved the team.” However, he is aware that the decisions are made “by the people above. It’s got nothing to do with us,” he concluded.

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