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Miguel Linares is the Jugador 5 Estrellas Mahou Player of the Month for November

The Real Oviedo forward declared himself “very happy”, pointing out that “the fans have picked me in the month that the team has been at its best”, but admitted that “we must forget about form and only think about winning”

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Miguel Linares was today presented with the award for November’s Jugador Cinco Estrellas Player of the Month in the Press Room at El Requexón. Miguel Linares is a key member of the Carbayón attack, bringing goals to the team, and acting as a human representation of the pride, bravery, and courage club slogan. He was chosen by the club’s fans, who had a choice of five players nominated by the beer company through their Twitter profile @futbolmahou.

The striker declared himself “happy” to receive the award, saying, “it’s my fourth. You have to keep these types of prizes as they are nice memories.” In addition, regarding his current situation, as he boasts Anquela’s confidence and is scoring a lot of goals, the forward said that, “I am happy. The fans are showing me affection and I am repaying them with goals. I’ve not repaid them for all of their love, but I hope to be able to do so. I came in at a difficult time following Toché’s injury. We are responding with goals and results. We are on the right path now. We need to correct a few things, but we are on a very good run.”

Real Oviedo face Osasuna this Sunday at the Carlos Tartiere having won four of their last five matches. Talking about the match and what he expects from the opponent, Miguel Linares believes that, “they are one of the best teams in the division and if we aren’t at 100% then they will walk all over us. We must be on our game right from the start. They are in poor form, but that makes them more dangerous.” In addition, the forward said that, “it has to be another victory. We need to forget everything and only think about the three points. We must forget about form and only think about winning.”

With respect to how he came into the team, the striker said that, “the fans have picked me in the month that the team has been at its best. It’s nice to know that the Coach needs me and to repay his faith with goals. He has always trusted me. The fans have also trusted me and supported me. I was always ready.”

Finally, asked about players returning from injury and how it strengthens the group, Miguel Linares highlighted that, “we don’t want anyone to be injured. It helps us avoid becoming complacent, since we know that if we drop our level then someone else can take our place. We have two of the best wingers in the division in Aarón and Saúl, while Yeboah is also very talented. We’ve done well despite our injuries. We have a great squad.”

If you wish to take part in the vote for the Jugador Cinco Estrellas Players of the Month for January, keep following the Twitter accounts @futbolmahou and @realoviedo, which is where the voting period and next winner of the Jugador Cinco Estrellas award will be announced.