Munua holds Europa ambition

Gustavo Munua has admitted that he is frustrated to find himself on the bench for Levante’s Europa League matches.

The Uruguayan shot-stopper is Los Granotes’ first choice between the sticks in the Primera Division, but was benched for the play-off round with Motherwell.

With the group stages coming up later this month, the 34-year-old is keen to be given the chance to play in Europe as regularly as he has in La Liga.

“It is clear that we have achieved a very important goal,” he reflected, in reference to the team’s qualification to the tournament.

“I would like to play in the Europa League matches because it is the first time Levante are playing in the competition and we are doing very well.

“But, we must respect the decisions of the Coach and my teammates.”

The team currently sit in mid-table, with one win, one draw and one defeat from their opening three games, but Munua sees it positively.

“Even the big teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid can struggle to win games. We are gaining respect [this season].

“We are confident in the group we have here. Today at Levante we have stability. We are convinced as well that we will have a good season.

“The international break comes in handy for us, we’ve just played five games in no time at all. These days we can correct things and recharge our batteries for the match against Malaga.”

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