‘Celta inexperienced, not foolish’

Iago Aspas has chosen to look on the bright side of Celta Vigo’s start to life back in La Liga, suggesting that their form will arrive eventually.

The Galicians have lost their opening two games back in the Spanish top flight, with Paco Herrera admitting post-defeat to Real Sociedad yesterday that the jump in level is proving hard to manage.

“We were poor because they began the game much better than us, they were more alive to the challenge and were creating more chances, but we did well in the second half,” reflected Aspas on Radio Galega today.

“We weren’t so bad ourselves, we took the lead early on after the break, but then perhaps relaxed too soon, and they came back into it.

“In the first half we had little possession, the team played very little, we had a hard time. The second half was when we began to combine, to have the ball.

“We have no choice but to keep our heads down and keep working, thinking towards next Saturday’s game [at home to Osasuna].

“No-one said it would be easy in La Primera. We’re inexperienced at this level, but we are not fools. We are a team to have learned from our previous rebuke.”

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