Juanmi: We are calm at Malaga

Malaga’s Spanish Under-19 international midfielder Juanmi has reassured fans that the players at the club are calm going into the season.

Los Blanquiazules are in a state of uncertainty heading into their first Primera Division campaign that will be balanced with Champions League football.

Owner Abdullah Al-Thani is understood to be looking to sell the club, whilst some players are being sold and others are only just being paid wages owed to them.

However, youngster Juanmi insists that the dressing room remains focused on their task in hand.

“The team has worked very well throughout the pre-season,” he told reporters today.

“It has been shown to have been a tough and complicated pre-season but we are eager and looking forward to the start of the League on Saturday and to try to get three points.

“The dressing room is very calm. We have enough confidence, enough morale and we’re all pretty united.”

The departures at the club, combined with the lack of arrivals, sees the 19-year-old admit that from a personal point of view, the situation may present an opportunity.

“For me this season is very important. With the element of the sales in mind I will have more chances to play, but my mission is to work, to do things correctly and when the Coach needs me, he can count on me for anything.

“The truth is that in this situation you never know [about the club’s ambition]. But, the team is well prepared and we have a great squad and although we’ve had some heavy departures, we are trained and prepared for the season.

“In addition, any reinforcements that could come and arrive to help us out would be welcome.”

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