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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.”

Canales

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.”

Canales

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

Valencia

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

Real Sociedad

.

Canales joined

Betis

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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