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Mossa: "The important thing is to grow as a group"

The full back believes that "if we do things as we are now then we can compete against anybody, but we always have to show respect"

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Real Oviedo defender Mossa appeared in the Press Room this morning following the team's training session at El Requexón.

Asked about the two consecutive victories, the Valencian highlighted that "when you're at the bottom of the table it's not nice playing games, and now we are somewhat freer, which is translated into confidence. You can see that the team is playing better and better."

On a personal level, Mossa explained that "I always give everything in my work in terms of self-demands and professionalism, but I never look at myself, but rather at the group. The important thing is that Real Oviedois towards the top of the table, the higher the better, and that we enjoy being at this club. I always say that context is key. I believe that when  the team feels comfortable and better then we all grow, and you see more and better individual qualities. I came in as a wing back, but now I'm playing further back. I still contribute in attack, but less, and in different ways. The mechanisms the Coach is instilling are better for all of us."

With respect to the area in greatest need of improvement, Mossa highlighted that "it's defensively. Although we have improved, and it is being covered by the goals the lads up front are scoring, the defence is vital. The less we concede, the more points we are going to get."

The side has beaten Albacete and Girona, and the left back commented therefore that "the name of the opponent doesn't matter. We've come home from some games with our heads down, but also seen that we are capable of beating teams like Girona. We have to always show respect. It's a long season and the important thing is to grow little by little as a squad. It's so important that we've got positive results to get out of the situation we were in, but there's still a long way to go and the more growth we have the better. We still have a lot of points to fight for and that is where our objective and our ceiling will be. If we do things as we are now then we can compete against anybody."

Talking about Javi Rozada's contribution, Mossa explained that "one time when I spoke with the Coach, I told him that I think he is very prepared. Both he, and the people working with him are prepared. I think they make a very good working group, and football nowadays demands that you are at the cutting edge and preparing matches in depth. He's giving us mechanisms to be a better team, and from there individual quality begins to appear."

Finally, regarding the next opponent, Málaga, the defender said that "they're not in the best situation, but you see their eleven and they have players that any team in the division would want. They are creating a lot of chances and have just won away from home. Above all else, we have to respect them. It's a strong opponent and an important team in the division."