Osasuna inspired by Aimar Oroz

Osasuna have taken nine points from a possible 12 in La Liga this season.

Jagoba Arrasate’s side recorded their third home win in as many games at El Sadar and now have nine points, sitting fifth in La Liga.

“To score in the last few minutes, in front of your own fans and get the win is incredible,” Aimar Oroz, 20, told the club’s media after the game.

The playmaker from Navarra scored his second goal in Primera in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano. “To make it 1-0 in front of the whole of Pamplona for a lad from here is incredible,” admitted Oroz post-match.

“Winning at home tastes much better for the fans. Last year, the start was more difficult at home because we had more draws than wins. Away we were pretty good. If we make this leap at home and away, we’ll be in a more comfortable situation,” said Rubén García at the press conference.

García is taking on another role in the squad. The once regular starter has not started a game for the side from Pamplona this season. “I’m playing less and it’s been a long time since I scored at El Sadar. Those of us who have another role accept it and continue to work”, he added.

Arrasate also spoke after the win against Rayo: “I think that last year Aimar took a step forward in terms of getting into the box, scoring goals and being decisive in attacking play. And that’s what [Ez] Abde has come here for. He’s a player who can make a difference”.

The Osasuna coach was positive about the victory and the team’s run of form at home, where they have won all three games played so far: “Everyone is excited. Selling hope is dangerous but creating hope is marvellous”.

The coach also gave credit to Rayo: “At times they played better than us. The result is fair, but they are a good team and they made us work.


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