Charles: I want Celta spot back

Brazilian striker Charles says he is working hard to get back into the Celta Vigo side after losing his place to Joaquin Larrivey.

The 30-year-old, signed from Almeria before the start of last season as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Iago Aspas, has started just once in the opening seven La Liga games despite being a regular under Luis Enrique last season.

It is a state of affairs he admits is frustrating, but insists he is working hard to turn the situation around and convince boss Eduardo Berizzo he is worthy of a place in his starting line-up.

“It’s not easy to get used to but this is La Primera and there are some very good players about, so I can only work and wait for my chance.

“I’ve got no option but to take advantage of any minutes I get and go out there as though they were the last of my life,” he told a Press conference.

It has all been a far cry from 12 months ago, when Charles scored the first-ever goal at Athletic Bilbao’s new San Mames stadium and went on to notch 12 goals from 30 appearances. However, he is philosophical about his current plight.

“You have to respect the person who is playing because obviously he is doing well, but it was very difficult for me reach the top flight and this won’t discourage me.

“Even so, I think Larrivey and myself could be compatible because we are both different types of players,” he insisted.

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