Duda relaxed over Malaga future

Malaga midfielder Duda says he is now more relaxed over Malaga’s future and believes things have now returned to normal at La Rosaleda.

New Vice-President Moayat Shatat’s recent declaration that ‘we want what is best for Malaga’ has reassured players and fans alike that the outlook is now more positive.

Owner Sheikh Al-Thani withdrew his financial backing over the summer but Shatat said this week that there is still the prospect of new investment, particularly since Al-Thani has now been given the green light to build a new port in nearby Marbella after much wrangling.

“After the difficult summer we have had things are now much calmer,” Duda told a Press conference.

“It is very important to us that everyone within the club is relaxed to go about their work. We are happy because everything is now much more organised and we hope things are going to continue like that.”

Los Blanquiazules currently sit third in La Primera following two away wins and a draw and have also qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, something Duda feels is all Malaga could have asked for.

“We have had three weeks playing La Liga games at weekend and European competition during the week, but we have taken points domestically and managed to get ourselves into the Champions League draw.

“We couldn’t have asked for any more and now is a good time for some players to rest [during the international break] so we can come back refreshed.”

Duda says he is particularly proud of the Malaga supporters, who queued around La Rosaleda this week to secure their tickets for the opening group game against Zenit St. Petersburg on September18.

“They are a reason for us to be proud. Over the summer nobody knew what was going to happen and to see them now supporting the team to the maximum makes us proud of them.

“We will do everything possible to make this club a success and they will do everything to show that they are still with this group of players.”

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