Lainez: “All of us here are fighting for a place”

Back in the activity, after overcoming a knee injury, the Mexican Diego Lainez the objective is clear. His mentality is set on Real Betis, on collaborating with his team, having a good performance and filling the eye of his coach, Manuel Pellegrini, as the former América player commented in a talk with Jorge Ramos and His Band.

“I think in the short term. I think of doing things well with Betis, helping the team and the rest will come alone,” Lainez said.

“It was two months away from doing what I like the most and they were very long, I felt like a year, it is very difficult, but I faced it calmly and patiently, taking the process as it had to be, with my doctors, and everything has been for good.

“Before reappearing I was preparing and testing, I continue working to be ready and I am available for whatever the Mister asks me to do. I am adapted, I lack the rhythm of competition, but that is taken as they give me minutes of play, that I I must be winning, “added the Mexican.

During his time at El Betis, have the support and experience of the also Mexican Andrew Saved It has been a relief for Lainez. His midfielder partner has shared with him the key to success in Europe, “work”, an indispensable tool to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself and has also helped him assimilate the differences between Mexican and European soccer.

“All of us who are here, we are fighting for place. You have to adapt to certain things, the Mexican league is very good and there is a lot of quality, but it is played at a different pace, here you have to get to the ball earlier, control it faster in a smaller space, and it is also how beautiful this league has, but the Mexican one has an enormous quality.

“Coming from a different league there is a process of adaptation and more competition. They have received me very well at Betis, players, doctors, coaching staff, props, all have given me their support, and the fans have given me their love, it is something that I value very much “.

Lainez hopes to have minutes this weekend in the league match, when his team faces Atlético Madrid from Hector Herrera, maintains contact with his Mexican colleagues, as he considers support among them important. The Mexican National Team and the Qatar 2022 World Cup are on his mind, but, in the immediate term, Lainez is focused on succeeding with El Betis.


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Lainez: “All of us here are fighting for a place”