Weligton plays down Malaga start

Malaga defender Weligton has warned against complacency following Los Blanquiazules’ bright start to the season.

The Costa del Sol outfit have won their opening two Champions League group games, scoring six times without reply, and currently sit third in La Liga.

Even so, Brazilian Weligton [pictured, centre] feels Manuel Pellegrini’s men must continue to keep their feet firmly on the ground or risk heading for a fall.

“We are all rowing in the same boat and must carry on with humility because if we believe we are superior then we could start to make mistakes,” he told a Press conference after training on Monday evening.

“Things are going well but we’ve not achieved anything yet and we’ve still not qualified out of the group stage in Europe, plus there is still a long way to go in the League.”

The experienced 33-year-old admitted it was a ‘sweet moment’ when he signed a contract extension at the beginning of the season that will keep him at La Rosaleda for another year.

“I’m very happy to be able to continue here for a further 12 months and to be important for the team.

“If I wasn’t happy wherever I was playing it would be no problem for me to leave. I just need a trophy to round things off,” said Weligton, who confessed he would like to play in his native Brazil before he hangs up his boots.

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