Weligton: Priority then history

Malaga centre-back Weligton has reflected on how the club’s ‘history-making run’ in Europe is still behind La Liga in priority.

The Anchovies face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final first leg next midweek, but first must face Rayo Vallecano in the League this Saturday.

“Rayo Vallecano are competitive and will take advantage of playing at home,” began Weligton to reporters, in reflection of the weekend test.

“They’re in the top half of the table and are very much in the fight for European positions.

“We’re now in the final part of the League season, and the Coach is concentrating on the psychological aspects of each player to get the best out of us. 

“We said from the start that the League is the most important competition, as we want to be in Europe next year.  It’s very important for the club.”

The 33-year-old also focused on the game against reigning Bundesliga champions Dortmund to come next week.

“Our priority at the moment is Saturday’s match. Then we’ll put all our energies into the next game.  Every Champions League match we play we’re making history, as it’s the first time the club has ever taken part in this competition. 

“We’ve all got the same objective, which is to go as far as we can in the Champions League, so it’s vital that we focus on ourselves as a team and ensure that each individual is the best they can be. 

“We’re also a very competitive team.”

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