Thursday September 7 2017
Montero optimistic for 'fresh start'

New Getafe winger Jefferson Montero has detailed his joy at returning to La Liga and hopes his persistent injury problems are behind him.

The 28-year-old completed a late move to the Madrid-based club from Swansea City last week after an injury-disrupted three year spell in England, where he struggled to shake off a recurring hamstring injury.

“I’m really happy to return to La Liga, this is a fresh start,” Montero, formerly of Villarreal, Levante and Real Betis, told reporters.

“Hopefully my injuries are now behind me, I believe they are and I have trained well since arriving here so things are positive.

“My opening game against Leganes? It’s great to start with a derby as the fans will really be behind us, but they have won six points from six and are in good form, so it will be a very tough match.

“I don’t regret my move to England, it was fantastic to experience a different league despite the problems I had with injuries and it made me who I am today.”

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