Edgar González, a footballer for Real Betis Balompié, has taken advantage of this Friday to speak on Radio Marca about his tour at the verdiblanco club and his future, among other topical issues.
He began the interview by commenting on his journey until the moments leading up to confinement, with his jump to Primera Divisón: "It's been hard for everyone to have to stop. Personally I was very happy because I was having minutes, opportunities, I was happy with the performance I was giving. And obviously, having to stop this time has been hard for me to craving and wanting to keep playing. It's been a dream for me to be in first division, which I've been looking for since I was a kid, but it's helped me to reflect a little, what you've had to fight to get there and get more wanting to get better."
On the mistake in the Eibar match for which he has been pointed out, he commented: "I am very demanding of myself. In Eibar I was very angry about the mistake. The game model we propose, coming out from behind, leads you to take more risks because it is always easier to lose balls in those areas. But it's something that affected me because no one wants to make a penalty, or get a goal for an action you've been involved in. But they are things that have to be assumed, they serve to grow as a player. I've just started, I've only had 10 games and I've got a lot to improve, I'm at it. That's why I feel like playing more minutes because matches are where I get better to correct these mistakes."
Questioned by the becoming of LaLiga, he replied: "We don't have to put any limit on anything. It's going to be a completely different situation than there's been so far in LaLiga. We come from a very long stop, there will be a pre-season, 11 games in a row… We have a very broad squad that is going to be important, because with matches every three days I don't think there are many players who can play all 11. We have to focus on each match to try to get the three points and when the end of LaLiga comes we will see where it has taken us. Our illusion and what we are fighting for from the beginning is to try to be as high as possible to get to Europe, and no one on the team has reduced that illusion. We've been training at home for two months to be okay and come back as best we can. Taking out the three points in each match has to be our goal."
In addition, he revealed some details about his continuity in the Villamarín, such as that of his renewal: "Yes, I am looking forward to it, since I arrived at this club I have felt very welcomed, by the club and by the people, the support they have given me since the debut has been incredible. I knew the club from the outside, but when you live it from the inside it, it changes the perception that there is. It's spectacular, going out on the field and defending this shield for me is amazing. Knowing that your performance is going to have an impact on a lot of people's lives makes you give that bonus. I'm looking forward to being able to renew. It's an issue I'm not very aware of, I know there's been some contact, but I'd rather focus on sports and when there's one thing I'm sure I'll know. At the moment it's in my agent's hands."
"Yes, it's going to be very different and complicated for the footballer as well. We have been training at home for almost two months, we have all demanded and the club has helped us a lot with personalized attention of physical work, nutrition… But it's not the same to train at home as in sports city, it affects. And having to do a pre-season at this point will also be complicated. And most of all, having to play every three days. For a sport like football, of so much contact and so many unpredictable situations, playing every three days you have to be very prepared physically and mentally. There's going to be a risk of major injury. It will be important that the templates are very broad, everyone's participation will be needed. We must know how to take advantage of the strengths of our team."
About the sensations left by the change of position to pivot, he stated: "I had never played pivot, it is a completely different position that requires a different effort. It's a bigger wear and tear. Add to that the tension, the pace that changes a lot from Third to First Division, especially the first matches affected me a little physically. It was a little bad at the end and I had to go out on some, but that's and getting used to this pace.
Finally, he left a few good words about the management of the quarry in the verdiblanco club: "It is very nice that a club has so much of the quarry. It is thanks to the club and a coach has to be also brave to trust the young people. This shows that things are being done well in training in the Betis, I am proud to be one of them and below come many more," he concluded.
Edgar's work of renewal is probably one of the primary tasks to be done in Heliopolis. His youth, linked to the great performance he is offering are sufficient arguments to continue to rely on his development.