Oubina has Celta faith

Borja Oubina has reflected on Celta Vigo’s ‘positive’ 2012 and has refused to put too much strain on starting 2013 with wins.

The midfielder’s team are back in La Liga this season for the first time in six years after promotion for the Segunda Division.

Despite spending Christmas out of the bottom three on goal difference alone, Oubina believes that the year has been one to remember for O Celtina.

“The balance of the year is very positive, although in the last month we have had a deficit of points. If not then we would be ending the calendar year a little easier in the standings,” reflected the captain to reporters today.

“Returning to compete in La Primera and to have the new support from our people has made the year very positive.”

The year of 2013 begins with the two final games of the first half of the League season, at home to Real Valladolid and away to Espanyol.

“They are very important games but we will not be gambling against Valladolid and Espanyol because, whilst we need to improve on certain things, the team is competing well.

“I think if we can continue with this mentality then we’re going to maintain our League status.”

A positive mental attitude is also what the player insists surrounds the second leg of the Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid. Celta lead 2-1 going into the match at the Bernabeu on January 9.

“That game, we have to give more positives than negatives to. It is not a game that hinders us, but it will be another thing if we progress to the next round, because we will go into a work schedule that we are not used to.”

Celta have increasingly relied upon striker Iago Aspas this season, something that Oubina believes is the result of quality good enough to earn him an international call-up.

“He has the quality of level to make La Seleccion, in my view he deserves it for the season he is having.”

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