Real Oviedo attacking midfielder Joni Montiel appeared in the Press Room at El Requexón today, as the first team went back to work.
Having got game time in recent matches and become one of the first options Ziganda turns to in order to contribute to the team, the midfielder has analysed his situation at the club saying that "it's true that at the start I found it hard to adapt to the city and to the Gaffer's ideas, but I've been able to turn it around. I've known how to correct what the Gaffer has asked me to change and that's why I'm now playing more. The final stage of the season is coming up now and I am ready to help the team. It will be important. I came here with the idea of getting more minutes and I found not playing tough mentally. I am contributing now, doing things well, and I'm in my best form now."
Regarding the reasons which have seen him begin to get more minutes with the team, Joni believes that "the Gaffer stressed certain aspects of the game to me. When I'm not playing I get disconnected and think that I'm doing things badly. I think he's seen an improvement in that area and that's why I'm playing more. I want to keep doing things well. I am motivated and focused on ending the season well and helping the team to achieve its objective."
Finally, asked about the chances he had to leave Real Oviedo in January, Joni Montiel admitted that "it's true that I wasn't featuring much in matches. Both Rayo and I looked at possible exits, but I thought that I was capable of turning the situation around. I was happy and the city had welcomed me well. I knew that I could fight back, and that's what happened."