Loaned last season by Villarreal, Alvaro Gonzalez quickly managed to find a place in the lineup of Olympique de Marseille. It is therefore very logical that the Marseille club kept it last summer. And this season, the Spanish defender has gone through matches – 38 appearances in all competitions – but is struggling to control himself on the pitch. Appreciated by the supporters, the former element of the Yellow Submarine has collected 13 yellow cards this season in Ligue 1 and has therefore already missed four games for a surplus of warnings.
An aspect that can annoy more than one and on which Alvaro Gonzalez returned in a press conference two days before the reception of Angers. “Sometimes I need to think a little more about this type of thing. It’s a bit difficult for me because my character takes over. Sometimes it’s my fault but sometimes it’s excessive (arbitration decisions, editor’s note). For next year, I will try to do better. But the character and this type of card, sometimes it is necessary because the team needs a little motivation, of mentality. But next season, I’ll try to do better for the boxes ”, first explained the 31-year-old.
“I am aware of having to do better”
Always frank, Alvaro Gonzalez also admitted that he had to be more efficient, he who launched into a little self-criticism: “I believe that I need to do better in a lot of things, I am aware of that and I always think of working to do better afterwards. I have character but I also have a lot of self-confidence. I know that Sunday the team will play well, Alvaro too, and we will all play well to win. To go to Europe, you need that kind of mentality, to think it’s going to be okay on the weekend. Alvaro is here to win too. (…) To speak of myself, I am aware of having to do better. ”
But then, will the Spaniard, who could extend, leave at the end of the season if Olympique de Marseille does not grab a European place? “My extension is the least important at the moment. I want to continue here, but we’ll talk about that after qualifying for the Europa League, that’s the most important ”, concluded Alvaro Gonzalez. The upcoming matches against Angers and Metz therefore come first. And then, the native of Potes will think about next season and improve several aspects of his game, while keeping full motivation.