Mosquera: "It's amazing how well the players that don't play as much are training; it's going to be noticeable at the end of the season"

12/02/2019 20:30

Pedro Mosquera was the centre of attention in Abegondo's press room this morning.

After making his way back to the starting even at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes last Sunday, he confessed he feels “fine. You can tell I haven’t been active. I’m trying to recover the competition vibe. I feel better each day. Physically, I’m not 100 percent fit towards the end of the match, but that will get better with time.”

The Coruña midfielder confessed, “you feel bad when you don’t play, despite the fact that the daily atmosphere here is great. It’s always complicated when you’re dropped or don’t participate at the weekend. This is football. It’s not the first time this has happened to me in my career. You learn from everything. I now hope to have more continuity.”

He admitted that during the winter market he had had “several conversations with Carmelo (Head of Football). They conveyed they wanted me to continue here, that they were happy with me. So nothing happened.”

He stated, “I have to try and give my best every day. I believe he (referring to Natxo Gonzalez) has said this in many press conferences. I’ve never had a complaint. I’ve always given my best in training. I’m still working to try and have continuity and contribute as much as I can to the team, which at the end of the day, that’s what matters most, the team.”

Asked about a team photo shared on social media where they are celebrating their win in Granada’s dressing room, Pedro replied, “the atmosphere is spectacular. It’s been like that since the start of the season.”

In that picture, the person that stands out is Adrian Ortola, who has not played in LaLiga 1|2|3 so far. The Branquiazul midfielder said that the Dépor keeper “contributes a lot to the group. I’m sure he’ll get his turn throughout the season, and because of the way he trains he is well prepared.”

He highlighted, “It's amazing how well the players that don't play as much are training; it's going to be noticeable at the end of the season because those players are prepared. No matter who plays, they’re going to do well.”

Mosquera described this Saturday’s match at the ABANCA-RIAZOR against Nàstic de Tarragona (4pm, LaLiga 1|2|3) as “vital. So we can then go to Malaga and play one of the most important games of the season. We then have several consecutive home games because the match against Reus CF isn’t going to be played. It’s a good moment to throw a good punch as we always say.”

Regarding both back-to-back wins away from A Coruña, in Gijon and Granada, he believes the team changed “our mindset in the way we face our games. We went out with the full understanding of what we had to do. That’s going to help us a lot in things second round.”