Chori Dominguez enjoying Rayo role

Rayo Vallecano midfielder Chori Dominguez insists he is enjoying life in Madrid following his summer move to Vallecas.

The 31-year-old has made seven appearances for Rayo this season, having signed on a permanent deal from Valencia,  and says he is now reaping the benefits of playing regular first-team football in Spain.

Dominguez spent the 2011-12 season on loan at River Plate in his native Argentina following their relegation to the Second Division, but returned to La Liga with Rayo this summer.

“I’m enjoying the opportunity Rayo have given me, where I have now got the continuity I perhaps did not enjoy with Valencia,” he told Marca.

“The boss, Paco Jemez, surprised me and that’s something I like. At most teams I’ve played for we were always fighting to win things but here I feel more comfortable, even so because people say we are a humble side.

“However, we’ll be trying to finish as high up the League as possible.”

Rayo currently lie just below halfway and Dominguez feels they have a good opportunity to move upwards in Sunday’s game with Celta Vigo.

“The team is relaxed knowing we got three important points in our last game [at Malaga], but we now faced a tough game against Celta, and playing at home we need to get all three points whatever it takes.

“Celta are in a false position in the table because with their style of play they should not be there, but we are doing well and must continue to do so.

“We’ll be thinking of how to exploit Celta’s weaknesses so we can take the initiative and see more of the ball,” he concluded.

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