Guardado hails Canales as “an example of life”

Sat 05 December 2020 | 13:05

The Mexico international, who joined Betis in 2017, has praised the resilience his team-mate has shown through several serious injuries.

Speaking to the press,

Andres Guardado

took the chance to praise his team-mate.

“I have an example of life, who I love having as a teammate, who is Sergio Canales,”

Guardado said.

“I played with him at Valencia and now we’ve been reunited at Betis. We have a nice friendship.

“Whoever doesn’t know his resume, he’s had three knee injuries. He’s a solider who’s also undergone an operation on his hamstring tendon.

“He’s gone through them all with a mentality where he stops and does his recovery without complaint. He’s the best professional I have ever seen or have ever known.

“Having him as a teammate motivates me greatly – seeing how he motivates himself and how he works. Him playing for the Spanish national team, his evolution over the years. He’s been a teammate that has left a real mark on me.”


sincerely thanked his team-mate on social media:

“One of the most important things football is going to leave me. Thank you for your words, Andres Guardado.”


declared himself as a promising talent as he started his career in

Racing Santander

, soon he earned a transfer to

Real Madrid

, where he failed to shine. Then, he signed for


, where injuries didn’t allow him to perform, but he began to mature in

Real Sociedad


Canales joined


in 2018, where he became the engine of the Seville side. his performances for Los Verdiblancos have earned him a call-up to

Luis Enrique’s

Spanish national team.

Canales is currently on the sidelines because of a

knee injury

and is expected to be back in 2021. Betis have significantly suffered from his absence.

source: SportMob

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