Lafita won’t celebrate vs. Zaragoza

Angel Lafita is looking forward to facing his old club Real Zaragoza this weekend, but still won’t explain why he left for Getafe.

The playmaker had previously declared his intention to sign a new deal with the Aragonese side, but he failed to renew last season and instead moved to Getafe over the summer.

“My situation at the club would not change, so I had to change,” he told reporters earlier in the week, but refused to go into detail.

In an interview with Marca also late this week, the player instead focused only on what it will mean to return to La Romareda this weekend.

“Both for me and the fans, we were grateful to each other for me wearing the shirt of Zaragoza for so long. It was the club where I grew up, the team of my land,” he said.

“If I score, I won’t celebrate. It would be disrespectful. First for me it is my principles. Then, it is because of the club and the fans who have supported me for so long.”

Lafita was asked about Zaragoza’s chances of avoiding relegation this term after another summer of significant changes to the playing staff.

“The team is much more balanced than last year. I do not think they will have so much of an issue this season, I hope. May it be so. I wish them well.

“They are a club that should stay in La Primera for many years. You have to look through the institutional troubles and focus on the sporting aspect. Zaragoza is a club that should aim higher.”

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