Castro: Sign Mel up!

Ruben Castro has reflected on the contract length he’d give Real Betis Coach Pepe Mel and also on the praise he has received from former side Deportivo.

The striker has found form this season and, with 16 League goals to his name so far, has been quick to point to his tactician, who has yet to sign a new deal with Betis, as the reason why.

“If it were me, I would sign him to the same number of years that I have, which is three more,” enthused Castro to Marca this week.

“With him I have enjoyed things, I have exploded as a footballer. He understands how I am on and off the pitch and because of that I am succeeding at Betis.”

Castro’s current side welcome his former one Deportivo this Monday evening with a number of Depor’s squad having complimented the striker for his improved form since leaving Riazor.

“It’s a little strange because I was there for a while and almost never appeared.

“There nobody understood because in training I was scoring goals, but nobody trusted me. I had to leave, I ended up at Betis and am very happy.

“They will always be special, because I wanted to win when I was at Deportivo and I left many friends there.

“The fans treated me very well there, but I want to prove them wrong. I will not lie, I have always had a thorn about Deportivo, it is special. Whenever we have played them I have wanted to score and do well.”

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