Miguel Torres: I want Malaga spot

Defender Miguel Torres is targeting a regular place in Malaga boss Javi Gracia’s starting line-up.

The former Real Madrid and Getafe man arrived on a free transfer this summer and has come on as a substitute in recent games against Barcelona and Granada.

However, he told a Press conference that he wants more of a hands-on role as he looks to get his career back on track.

“My aim is to take advantage to the maximum of the playing time I get, whilst also contributing to the team, although I’d obviously like to be in the side,” admitted Torres, who can play anywhere across the back line.

“Versatility is a key aspect of my game and I’m comfortable in all four defensive positions. I’m very happy since I’ve been here because of the way my teammates have accepted me and the work I’ve done with the Coach, so I want to repay that on the pitch.”

The 28-year-old has also been impressed by the way the Malaga fans have got behind their team.

“As a visitor La Rosaleda was always a ground I liked to come to and now, as a home player, I notice the support of the fans even more.

“With the little we’ve given them they’ve responded very well and we must continue to generate that optimism,” he maintained.

Nonetheless, Torres declined to discuss his long-term future after signing a one-year contract with Los Blanquiazules.

“I’m not thinking about the end of the season. I’m working so that my colleagues, the club and the coaching staff are happy with my efforts.

“If in May they consider I am a professional and want me to stay then I’ll decide then.” 

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