In the last eight days Iago Aspas has not seen a door, an unusual event since he defended the Celta shirt in First. The celestial star has not yet scored so far in 2021, a year that started with injury on January 2, but his drought does not take away his sleep. “I’m not worried, far from it”, states in statements to the TVG the player from Moaña.
Three times the best Spanish gunner in the last four seasons, Aspas has been stagnant since December in the nine targets. The Celtic ’10’ does not find his current record striking, what he considers extraordinary is that he has not dropped below fourteen targets in the previous five years: “I have never been a born striker or an obsessive scorer. What happens is that we are used to scoring fifteen goals in a lower-middle zone team. Now that I don’t put them in it seems something weird or different, but the strange thing is that he scores 15 or 20 goals every season playing for the team I play ”.
Despite having wet gunpowder, Aspas continues to unbalance with his passes. Together with Marcos Llorente, Toni Kroos and Leo Messi, he heads the table of LaLiga assistants. A change of role that explains with a tactical argument: “With the arrival of Coudet I am floating between the center of the field and the forward. I have more pass options and we have a lot of very good foot players in the last third. That benefits the team ”.
After an exceptional month of December, Celta are struggling to win. The moañés rules out that it is due to a physical issue: “The teams know how we play and many fall back waiting for our attacks and the pressure that we make in a rush. We have the example of the second half with Real Madrid. We stole a lot of balls and we spent a long time in their field ”.
The olive painting will be presented this Sunday in Mendizorroza with 34 points in your locker. Aspas believes that a victory against Alavés would certify the goal of continuing in the First Division and would allow Celta to dream of Europe: “We are all optimistic and everyone likes to see themselves as high as possible. As the coach says, the first thing is to tie the permanence because we have been in many agonies for two years. Once we get those 38 or 40 points that can guarantee salvation, why don’t we think about more.”