Quique Gonzalez convinced that “you can see the spectacular group there is through its results”

16/11/2018 19:09

Quique Gonzalez returns to Almeria this weekend, as he played for UD Almeria throughout the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, where he scored 31 goals in the league. “The Club gave me the opportunity to play professional football. I’m really grateful to them, for the opportunity they gave me, and I won’t celebrate a goal,” in case he scores at the Juegos Mediterraneos stadium (9 pm, GOL and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV).

Regarding the Almerian side, he believes they are “a merry side, with young players, some of which have never played professional football. But their enthusiasm and quality are reflected in their game. It’s a squad that’s trying to stay in this tier, but any team can beat you in Second Division. You can’t rule Almeria out because they have quality players, and despite not having experience they are sufficiently capable of playing in this tier. They can harm you just as much as Malaga, Las Palmas or any other team.” 

With Carlos Fernandez playing for Spain’s U21s, Quique said, “I’m convinced that whoever plays is going to do it just as well as him. You can see how everyone’s working in the training sessions, not just the strikers. On Wednesday I saw how my teammates competed in the Teresa Herrera Trophy and it’s a luxury to have that.”

The Branquiazul striker stated that Deportivo away “want to have the personality we have at home and prove it away. ABANCA-RIAZOR helps you to be up there, be strong. Away from home we want to win consecutively and not have 2 types of games, but the same on every match.”

He highlighted the atmosphere there is in the dressing room: “It’s not easy in football to have a dressing-room like ours. There’s a spectacular group. And you can tell. I’m lucky to have come from a very good dressing-room atmosphere in Pamplona. Arriving here, which is a change, and coming across this, well, it’s very nice. Day to day life is much easier. And then on a sporting level you can see the results.”

Currently Dépor’s top scorer, on a personal level he recalls “I always work to be at my best. Dreaming is free, but I’m always being down to earth. Things are turning out well and I’ll carry on working for them to carry on that way or even better.”