Botia gets ‘good feeling’ over Elche

Elche defender Alberto Botia claims he and his teammates have a ‘good feeling’ about next season at the newly-promoted club.

The 24-year-old centre-back, on a season-long loan from Sevilla, revealed he has found it easy to settle in at the Martinez Valero and is looking forward to the start of the new campaign.

“We are getting ourselves into shape physically and are gradually getting better, but it has been very easy to settle into this dressing room,” Botia told a Press conference.

“My new teammates have been fantastic and have made it easy, not just for me but for all the new players, so we are all in this together and it is very important for us to win and prepare well.

“The start of La Liga is just around the corner and we have a good feeling about it. Elche worked hard last year in La Segunda and they will do the same this year.

“There are players here with a lot of quality who will bring something significant to the team. We only need to concentrate on doing our own thing and doing it as well as possible.”

Despite Fran Escriba’s squad possessing just three central defenders, one of whom, Sergio Pelegrin, is still recovering from a groin operation, Botia says he does not feel as though his place in the side is guaranteed.

“It is the boss who ultimately decides, but I will try to make it as difficult possible for him,” he concluded.

 

 

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