Quique Gonzalez: “We have to remain calm, have faith and hope in what we're doing”

22/09/2018 14:50

Quique Gonzalez was the centre of attention in Abegondo this morning.

After having received the all-clear, the Branquiazul striker said he feels “well. I’ve trained 2 days with the team, but I’ve had several sessions where I’ve trained alone and at a very good level. Whether I play or not it's Natxo’s decision. I’m prepared for whatever happens, first of all get picked, and if I go and I have to play, Quique is going to try and help and try to contribute.”

With wide experience in this tier, he calls for calm: “If we’re nervous in the 5th fixture, look at what’s left. Everyone wants to begin winning, but now is when we have to remain calm. This is very long, very equal, very complicated. If you're at the top now, nobody can assure you that's where you’re going to be at the end of the season. We have to remain calm, have faith and hope in what we're doing; and work the best possible way. We know that what we train every day, our football, is what’s going to get us up there. Having faith in what you do, will bring you what you want sooner or later.”

He is delighted with the way he has settled in Dépor: “Since I’ve arrived, from the very first day, with the people, my teammates, with everything that is Deportivo, it’s very easy for someone from outside. That helps you gain confidence quicker, adapt quicker, and feel at ease quicker. It’s easy to perform when you feel comfortable somewhere. Feeling comfortable and being happy is what’s most important.”

For this reason, he assured that “what I want to do is return that hope, that enthusiasm, with my football, with goals, which at the end of the day, it’s why I came.”

Anxious to debut at the ABANCA-RIAZOR, he explained that he had been in the stadium “with Almeria in First Division. The other day, when I went in for the first time, it looked like a completely different stadium. Also, winning 1-0 on the 90th minute, I thought the ground and the atmosphere were amazing. They’re things that stick in your head. The other day I experienced it from the outside. I can’t wait for the works to finish, to enjoy the atmosphere and be able to play.”

Ahead of the first of the three consecutive home games, he wants to focus on Granada, on Monday (9 pm, Gol and LaLiga 1|2|3 TV): “First of all this one, which is very difficult, I assure you. A coach I had last year, and he will have worked hard for it.”