Always Forward

Every top-flight club is constantly faced with challenges. What makes the difference in the long run is how well the team can re-group, learn from their mistakes, and turn the situation into something positive.

It’s true that the 2018.19 season hasn’t started the way we would have liked, but I choose to focus on the positives, to reflect on a few personal achievements, and to look forward instead of backward.

My first game of the season came against local rivals Levante. It was great to be a part of derby day, a game that I would religiously watch when growing up. I came off the bench in the 70th minute and managed to make a good impact on the game.

Then my first goal of the season – albeit during a friendly – was against Alcoyano in September. I picked up the ball in our defensive half, made a nice little 1-2 with Santi [Mina], and slotted it past the keeper.

Shortly after, I had the Spain U19 call-up. We went to Switzerland for the UEFA EURO U19 Championship Qualifiers. We won all three of our games and qualified for the Elite Round, which starts in March 2019. I scored a few goals for the team, which was great for the confidence.

The Champions League – another first! Unfortunately, the reality didn’t quite live up to the fairy tale and we could only take a point from Young Boys. We are left with a lot to do in the competition, but we still have a chance and we will fight for every last point.

The Copa del Rey has started a bit better. In our first game, my buddy Santi [Mina] put two goals past Ebro in the second half for the win. They’re coming to the Mestalla in December for the second leg.

Off the pitch, my agency, Leaderbrock, organised a photoshoot on the streets of Valencia. The photos turned out great, keep an eye out on my social media channels as I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks.

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So yeah… some ups and downs, but the team are starting to a bit better, and the feeling in the dressing room is still very good. ¡Sequimos!

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