Nico: “The finger is new and I am 100% to help the team”

Nico González is, in the absence of signings in the winter market, the great reinforcement for Ruben Baraja in midfield between now and the end of the season. The Galician midfielder has been training with the group for two weeks and is prepared to help on Saturday against Osasuna in Mestalla. The player, owned by Barcelona, ​​was injured on December 31 at Villarreal and underwent surgery in January for his fifth metatarsal fracture. Two months and a week later he is ready to return. The player has granted an interview to the club a few days after his long-awaited return to the pitch:

How are you?

Hello, very good, very glad to be ready. I’m really looking forward to it, it’s been a hard couple of months, but the time has come and I’m very happy. The finger is perfect, like new. I have been training with the group since last week and I am very happy with how everything is going.

cutting deadlines

On Thursday I did eight weeks and that day I was already with the group, in the end everything went better than expected and that is the important thing.

hard day to day

The first weeks were difficult, I tried to go to A Coruña the first week to disconnect because I couldn’t even walk. I can’t see my grandmother, my father works… I met them in Reyes and that helped me gain strength. then I set the idea of ​​doing double sessions from Monday to Saturday and in the end it shows, I have felt strong and physically well.


Last year I broke my finger and in the end these moments help you grow a lot, from the first moment I set myself this week to get there, I set myself this goal and I was convinced that I was going to get there.

Orthopedic boot

I was glad to be able to walk with her, the worst was when in the last few days I already saw that she could walk, but going on crutches or going with her is a pleasure. The medical services have worked very hard and we are grateful for all the involvement they have had.

Available for Deck.

I am 100%. Every day the coach asks me and today I found myself fast, light and with more rhythm and every day it shows a lot.

What does Baraja tell you?

He has been explaining to me the idea we have, he is on top of it, he asks me after practice and it is to adapt to this new idea and pick up the pace to be faster.

Critical situation

It is a very complicated situation, but the team is noticing the change with the coach. We try to help as much as possible and that Mestalla push because the last game against Real pushed a lot. Mestalla has to push a lot. We are a team that can beat anyone, as we demonstrated against Real and Barcelona. Any team that comes to Mestalla has to suffer. It has to be our fort, it’s key.


Every game is a final, if we win this week we can get out of relegation. Every game is key and I’m sure we’ll get it out this weekend.

How is the wardrobe?

The situation was complicated and winning against Real Sociedad has given us confidence and has shown us the way forward. If we continue with this idea, good results will surely come.

You win to recover your level.

And yes it can be to improve, the goal is to win on Saturday, help as much as possible and for Valencia to get out of this situation and support the team in everything possible. I want to be at the Mestalla and at that moment I’ll be more than satisfied. I am still in the process of assimilating that I am already with the team.

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