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‘It’s good to gain confidence and minutes in the B team to help them as much as possible’

Jordi Escobar positively values ​​his participation in Almería ‘B’ and highlights that there is a deep squad to earn promotion

Jordi Escobar was ‘happy for the goals and helping the team’ at the end of the game that marked his debut in the UD Almería second team and in which he contributed to the final score (3-3) by scoring a brace. Of course, the forward regretted that the youth players failed to claim a victory. ‘We must continue to improve and put right those mistakes that cost us in the end,’ he added.

The Catalan attacker shared his thoughts on his career ‘it’s good to gain confidence in the B team’, since he received as ‘good news’ the official communication from the Rojiblancos club that he would play for the second squad, as other peers have already done during the season. He stated: ‘I want to keep getting minutes, points and the goal of moving up to Segunda Division B.’

Moreover, the 18-year-old player truly believes that there is ‘plenty of capacity’ to compete in a higher league next season. On the other hand, he stressed that all of the youth team players welcomed him warmly and, at the same time, he felt that Fernando Santos believed in him when he was chosen to start the game.

Escobar shared his first impressions within Tercera Division by pointing out that he has to continue adapting to the competition. However, there were several Jordi Escobar’s skills noticeable against Huétor Tájar, especially his eye for goal. ‘If you can contribute more than the others to be able to display higher quality…well…that’s much better,’ exclaimed the No. 9.

The forward knows well that this is ‘a long project for the future’, which makes it essential ‘to continue taking steps forward little by little.’ As mentioned above, Escobar scored his first brace. He is an ambitious boy and therefore, has settled himself a personal challenge of ‘adding more than ten goals’ to his name by the end of the campaign. Nonetheless, he made it clear that the important thing is the group: ‘The key is to help the team by scoring goals, giving assists, being awarded penalties or whatever.’