Stuani promises Espanyol fans goals

New Espanyol signing Cristian Stuani has promised Espanyol fans goals if he gets enough help from his teammates.

The Uruguayan was signed from Reggina after looking destined to move to Deportivo de La Coruna, with whom he had passed a medical, but says he has no regrets and is looking forward to getting his fair share of goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s men this term.

“I will try to improve on last year at Racing Santander [on loan], where I scored nine La Liga goals and four in the Copa del Rey, and with hard work and the help of my teammates I’ll do it.

“I’d like to make it clear, however, that the team must come first because one player does not make a team,” he maintained in an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

Stuani, 25, made his Espanyol debut in the 3-2 away defeat at Levante last weekend, when Los Manos threw away a two-goal half-time lead, something he found hard to swallow.

“I was very excited to play my first game but then things turned out how they did. It was an unexpected setback because the result did not portray how well we played in the opening 45 minutes.

“But I think it showed this team has style, a clear idea on how to play football with some quality.

“We now have to take the positives from it, draw conclusions in the coming days and look ahead, “he added.

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