“You have to be aware that the First is very difficult”

Elche has resumed this Wednesday the turn of presentations of the latest incorporations. A round that was interrupted by the covid-19 outbreak that emerged at the Martínez Valero stadium and affected several employees of the entity. Antonio Barragán, 'El Ruso' Rodríguez and Diego González have been the protagonists, on this occasion, and they have announced their first demonstrations since they landed in the Elche group.

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The most anticipated has been that of Barragán, at the gates of the derby between Elche and Valencia. The right-back, who made his debut as a third center-back against Alavés, has ensured that he sees his team “capable of standing up and winning any rival” although he has qualified that “be aware that the First Division is very difficult”. The ex-Valencianista will repeat in the starting eleven that he will face the Ché this Friday at the Martínez Valero.

On the other hand, goalkeeper Diego 'El Russo' Rodríguez has recognized that “the illusion of any South American footballer is to play in the Spanish league”. For this reason, the Mar de Plata goalkeeper has assured that he did not think about it when he received the call: “One values ​​everything, but the interest I received with pride and the decision to travel was made quickly to come to this club.” Ahead he has the difficult mission of unseating Edgar Badia from the title, one of the heroes of the promotion and outstanding piece in this start of the League. “I know where I come from and I know what Edgar has done. I am here to contribute my grain of sand. The most important thing is to get along and make it a good competition to reinforce each other, even if only one plays ”, said 'El Russo'.

Diego Rodríguez has also recognized that he has found many different things between Spanish and Argentine football: “The difference in football is great, especially in the rhythm of the game. In Spain it is more dynamic and in Argentina, not so much. It is played with another type of pressure; the quality jump is nice”. “One arrives with the best illusions and with the highest expectations. We come to leave the team in First and why not, a little more. Dreams are to be fulfilled and with work and sacrifice everything can be achieved”, He stated.

For its part, the central Diego González has said that he arrives in Elche “with a very great illusion” and convinced that “with the daily work and the great players who have joined, doing what the club and the coach ask, they will be able to score the points and achieve the goals set”. “Defense is a point strong in this team, as seen in recent games with a clean sheet. The competition is good to continue growing and I want to show that I can play here ”, he pointed out.