Colunga: Best is yet to come

Getafe striker Adrian Colunga has told fans this will be his best season yet, saying that he is on top form and feeling physically good.

The 27-year-old has had a mixed time at the Azulones since joining from Recreativo in 2010 – his first season having been plagued by injuries, and then spending the second half of last season on loan at Sporting Gijon.

But the Oviedo-born forward was in high spirits when asked about what his ambitions are for the coming season.

“I feel good physically, and this year I'm in top form,” he told AS. “This is going to be the best of my three years here so far. I'm going to train hard and fight to play, because my goal is to play every game.

“Since I arrived at Getafe, the club have not seen my best performances. The first year with Coach Michel I had no luck – I was stopped by injuries. And then last year my performances were not good.

“At that time I was receiving calls from many people, from Coaches, who did not understand my mentality. But now I am great.

“You always learn from every Coach, but from Luis Garcia [current Getafe Coach], I've learned things that I took for granted before.

“It was said that I would be discarded this season, but I talked to Luis Garcia in pre-season and said that I was going into this campaign to win a spot in the team. I am now working well, and have proven that I can be in the starting line-up.

“Hopefully I can get 30 goals, but the most important thing is the team.”

Getafe will face up against Barcelona in their next league game, and Colunga is confident that his side can come away with the three points.

“We can beat anyone,” he said. “Normally we would lose against the first or second best team in the world. But we have a great squad, and they have a style of play that we know how to read. It is going to be very difficult because they have great players and great quality, but we can win.”

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