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ARIZMENDI: THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT

19 Dec 2005
Javier Arizmendi arrived this week to reinforce Deportivo’s strike zone. He's hoping to take advantage of this opportunity since he couldn't succeed at his previous clubs Atl?©tico and Racing Santander. The Madrilian forward also explained why he chose Deportivo.

Q: How are you after the signing of the contract?
A: Happy, because this was my desire and I'm very satisfied. Now I hope to make a quick adaptation in order to help my teammates and the squad. I want to respond to the people who are betting on me.

Q: You have partners here like Juanma who are saying good things about you...
A: I'm glad to hear that. Let's hope that their expectations will be fulfilled and I hope to demonstrate my skills here.

Q: There's a special clause in your contract that allows for a possible return to Atl?©tico Madrid. Are you worried about that?
A: Right now I'm only thinking about Deportivo. If that happens in the future... well, it isn't something that bothers me right now.

Q: What did Caparr??s tell you?
A: That I must start to train with a lot of will and illusion. He's a very kind man who transmits his confidence to the people.

Q: During the presentation you said that the exit from Atl?©tico was due to your being stuck on the bench. Are you upset with them?
A: It's clear that nobody wants to be a substitute, and at the end of the day I will not pass up the opportunity to play with the elite. In that sense I am not a person who will be satisfied with small things. I thought that this change would be a good opportunity for me, so I don't feel any resentment toward anybody.

Q: Why did you choose Deportivo?
A: For the opportunity to be part of a club that's been fighting for important things during the last few years. I'm conscientious that this is the opportunity of a lifetime and I don't want to miss out on it.

Q: And how will you face this opportunity after the period of failure in Racing Santander?
A: I want to take advantage of it and convert myself into an elite player.

Q: Please put an end to this debate: Are you a forward or a second striker?
A: I can manage both positions, but I think that I'm the typical striker who’s alone in the area, static. I also like to help in the wings and contribute to the midfield.

Q: What do you think about this Deportivo?
A: I’ve been following the team for some seasons now, and I think that this year things are changing a lot. For now I want to concentrate my efforts on improving as a football player. I don't want to be obsessed with scoring goals, because it will create a lot of trouble for me.


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