We can beat Malaga says Ruben

Almeria goalkeeper Ruben Martinez believes his side can win at Malaga this weekend after overcoming Celta Vigo 1-0 in their last game.

The 30-year-old, who had a two-year spell at La Rosaleda from 2010 to 2012, feels Almeria have now turned the corner following a disappointing start to the season, despite sitting just two places above the relegation zone.

“If we can win in Vigo then we can also beat Malaga. It will be difficult but not impossible because they’ve had some good results and are playing well,” commented Ruben, who missed the Celta game and will also be absent on Saturday due to a dislocated right elbow.

“The three points in Vigo have given us life. I usually never single out any player because it was the result of a collective effort, but obviously [his replacement] Julian Cuesta played a key role in stopping Nolito’s penalty.”

The Galician says his recovery from injury is going well and he hopes to be back before the end of February.

“I’m meeting the deadlines and I expect to be out for a month-and-a-half or two months. My mobility is going pretty well, although I’ve got a swollen hand and arm, but that’s normal. I’m on the right track,” he added.

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