A week ago we covered a report from Spain which said Stoke City’s Joselu had some work to do if he was to win over Deportivo La Coruna fans. The Stoke City player came through the Celta Vigo youth system, Depor’s big rivals, so some fans weren’t exactly thrilled with his loan signing.
In response to the worries, the 26 year old told Spanish newspaper AS: “I just think about playing and returning all the confidence the club has placed in me. I’ve come to give everything for Depor.
“It’s been a few years since I left Galicia. I left at 18 years old and have come a long way. I’m very different, I have more experience, I played in the best leagues in the world… I hope to adapt quickly.”
Unfortunately for Joselu it’s gone wrong quite quickly, through no fault of his own. At the weekend, Depor played Athletic Club Bilbao and Joselu went down with an injury after a strong tackle.
Spanish newspaper Marca say the forward has damaged a ligament in his knee and is set to be out for around 3 months.
That’s a huge blow for the player, when he returns he’ll have work to do to get up to speed. Stoke City will be concerned because a medium term injury is likely to damage the prospects of the deal becoming a permanent one.
Both Depor and Stoke will be wishing the player all the best, and hoping that it’s not a bad start to an injury ruined season, which sees Joselu back at Stoke next summer.