Édgar González: It was the right time to join UD Almería
The latest summer signing has been presented by UD Almería Managing Director Mohamed El Assy as a new Rojiblanco player after the Club tried to sign him in previous seasons
'Both the Club and I knew that this was the right time to join UD Almería,' stated new Rojiblanco player Édgar González when he was officially presented by UD Almería Managing Director Mohamed El Assy, who announced that Turki Alalshikh, operated on in New York is stable and doing well. After, he wished the Catalan footballer the best of luck.
The 26-year-old and 1.9m tall player admitted: 'There has been interest and rapprochement in previous seasons, but without closing any deal. Finally it has happened and I'm very happy to sign for UD Almería. I made this decision because of the project and the role that I can play in it. I needed this change and the confidence that the Club has given me has been decisive.'
Moreover, Édgar González highlighted: 'The first feelings are great, my new team-mates have welcomed me warmly. There is a united group that must have been one of the keys to survival last campaign. It's easy to be here. At the football level, there is high quality, with some experienced players and some other young ones who are eager to grow and improve.'
The second UD Almería summer addition is characterised by his versatility. In this regard, he explained: 'I played a lot more as a centre-back in grassroots and youth development, but when I made my debut in the Primera Division I played as a defensive midfielder and for Real Oviedo too. I feel comfortable in both positions and I'm available to the head coach when he needs me and I'll do my very best.' On that note, the former Real Betis player explained: 'There is never a granted position for anyone in any team. You may start having a great status, but you must work hard in training and put in good performances in matches to be given regular starts. That's what happened to me at Betis. I come here to get as many minutes as possible, but deserving them day by day.'
Édgar González specified that his father, who played for Espanyol de Barcelona, 'has always been very demanding with me and his advice has helped me to reach the Primera Division.'
The Sant Joan Despí native is also a journalist: 'I don't intend to to stop being a player. It's good to train. I started my degree in Cornellá when I was playing for the youth ranks and I decided continue my studies when I moved to Betis.'
Regarding the current pre-season, he stated: 'The coaching staff work with great intensity. We're in a moment in which the first thing is to work on your fitness and leg work to pick up the pace. The training sessions are intense and demanding, but with everyone is showing total commitment.'