Borja Iglesias: “It is important to maintain the leadership and now we are looking forward to the derby”


Borja Iglesias, scorer of the first goal in his side’s 4-1 Europa League victory over Cypriot Aris Limassol, stressed the importance of “maintaining the leadership of the group” to go directly to the round of 16 and said about Sunday’s derby against Sevilla that they “have the desire and enthusiasm” to beat their eternal rivals.

“Our intention is to try to maintain the leadership of the group because it is always important, with the incentive that you have passed a round and you are not facing someone who comes from the ‘Champions’,” Borja Iglesias highlighted in statements to Movistar, who, after this third victory in the group stage of the ‘Europa League’, is already focused, like his whole team, on Sunday’s derby at the Sevilla stadium.

The Galician forward from Betis admitted that “the importance” of the derby “is greater than the three points” at stake, “but the team is eager and excited” and they hope to get a good result, while denying that, in Priori, there are favourites, even Sevilla’s Brazilian midfielder Fernando Reges has given this label to the green and white team.

“That’s the easy part, giving the other side a favorite. Rarely is there a favorite in a derby, neither when they were better nor now,” emphasized Borja Iglesias, who spoke about the problem suffered by the left thigh of the Chilean goalkeeper. Claudio Bravo , in the last part of the match against Aris Limassol, that his teammate “noticed something, let’s see how he evolves” before the derby.

In any case, the Betic striker emphasized that “it is clear that Claudio (Bravo)’s commitment is maximum” as he showed this Thursday, as he said that he was “sweating until the end” of the match, so they are hopeful. that can recover.

Regarding his goal, which opened the scoring in the victory against the Cypriots, he pointed out that, “when it’s the first” of the season, he accepts it “with more enthusiasm”, but he pointed out that he “always” performs ” with the aim of helping and contributing things”, adding: “I try to contribute the maximum in every action, both under pressure and in the end, and I’m happy.”

Source: La Verdad


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