‘Pleasure to face Falcao’

Rayo Vallecano's David Cobeno is counting down the days before the next round of League action, when his side play Atletico Madrid and Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian has netted six goals in his last two matches at club level and, after the international break, will be facing the cross-city rivals Rayo in Week 4 of the Spanish League season.

It’s a potential challenge that former Real Madrid B team goalkeeper Cobeno is relishing.

“Playing against Atletico is nice, because facing those great teams is what everyone wants to do,” he told today’s Press conference.

“They have Falcao, who is the name to watch in world football, as he is on a roll. Surely he will make things difficult, but it will be a pleasure to face him.”

Cobeno left Rayo after four years this June to sign for Romanian outfit FC Vaslui. However, he rescinded his deal with them before playing a game and duly returned to Vallecas on a reduced wage.

“I had a very good deal there [at Vaslui], we were to play in the Champions League and here there were the uncertain issues last year.

“When I went, I was not entirely convinced, though, about the opportunity, I thought, so I rescinded and didn’t go.

“Almost everyone at Rayo has remained from last year and for me it was just like arriving late. It’s a bit like meeting people again, it is very easy to be here.

“When I left I wasn’t thinking, but circumstances have allowed for a very quick return and I am delighted, this is my home and I cannot see myself anywhere else.”

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