Brais Méndez: “As long as possible, we continue dreaming of Europe”
ANDs official. Celta already embraces the long-awaited mathematical permanence in the First Division. Despite currently occupying the ninth place in the leaderboard, the salvation confirmed by the figures remained the main objective. This is how the coach of the Vigo team, Eduardo Coudet, proclaimed it in each press appearance. When the Chacho came to the bench, Celta was bottom. His team, six months later, adds 44 points – it is 5 places in Europe – and enjoys a calm end of the season with the possibility of continuing to dream and the assurance that next year he will continue to compete in the top flight, it will be Celta’s tenth consecutive year in the First Division.
The improvement of the group with the Argentine coach on the bench has been remarkable, but there are proper names that stand out. One of them is Brais Mendez; the celestial youth squad, in charge of opening the scoring against Levante, has scored 7 goals this season. All of them have arrived with Coudet as coach, he has signed them in 24 games. The mosense has surpassed himself, since his best scoring figures had been achieved in the 18/19 season, when, at the conclusion of it, he added 6 goals.
Seven goals in 24 games
The Celtic player bets on believing: “As long as they give us the possibilities, why not dream of reaching Villarreal. We are doing things well, we are fighting, we are running, we are dreaming … We are going to try everything we can. I think the team is very well , who has not fallen into relaxation despite having achieved 40 points, the coach pressures us to continue and that we are going to do “.
His goal, preceded by a perfect assistance from Aspas -the eleventh for the Moañés this season, he is the player with the highest sum of all La Liga-, He had a masterful definition by Brais Méndez: “Since El Chacho arrived, he gave me that confidence that I needed. From there I have been growing little by little, with head, knowing what I have to do, and I hope to continue like this”
The second goal for the Vigo team marked the debut as a scorer with Augusto Solari’s celestial. The negative point of the Celta game are the numerous injuries. Iago Aspas and Renato Tapia left the green with discomfort, although in the case of Aspas, in principle, these are not serious. Also in the final minutes, Murillo was hurt; He suffered muscle discomfort in the quadriceps area and had to go out with the help of Dr. García Cota. Coudet had already exhausted the changes and Celta played the end of the match with 10 players. All of them will undergo medical tests to assess the extent of their injuries. “Let’s hope it is as little as possible because they are important players and we need everyone,” Brais said.