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CRISTIAN IS NOT HAPPY AT DEPOR

19 Mar 2009
He came alongside Verd?? two seasons ago as part of the �Babydepor’ revolution, but Cristian is not finding the same continuity than his colleague at Barcelona B. Now he is starting to talk about leaving Depor if his situation continues the same on the next campaign.

Cristian Hidalgo was the surprise presented by Lotina at the Camp Nou, it was January 17 and Deportivo was visiting Barcelona FC, the match ended to be the worst defeat in the era of the Basque coach (0-5). And one of the men that paid the price was him, because since that game, the Catalan right winger hasn’t appeared in the liga season (two and a half months ago).

And it’s that Cristian has always had problems in order to find a place inside of Lotina’s squad,  with Joaqu?­n Caparr??s he was a normal participant in the lineups as he played in 29 of the 38 matches of the 2006/2007 liga season. But since then, he has been disappearing from the squad. And it’s that with Lotina, other wingers like Guardado and Lafita have had more opportunities and also better results.

For the past liga campaign, Cristian only played in 14 liga games, that means the half of matches disputed one season before. And for the present liga campaign, his participation has once again been cut in half, this since he has only played eight times, three of them as a starter: at Villarreal (matchday 02), at Osasuna (matchday 04) and at Barcelona (matchday 19)..

Even his participation in Europe has been bigger than the one in liga (282 minutes against 224 in liga). And his case has been the opposite to the one of Joan Verd??, his colleague at Barcelona B, Verd?? hasn’t stopped growing since his arrival. He passed from 1,364 minutes on the season 2006/2007 to 1,512 one campaign later, and on the present liga season he already accumulates 1,919.

Therefore, it shouldn’t be strange to hear Cristian complaining about his situation at the club, as he said to newspaper La Voz de Galicia, �If I’m going to be like this on the next season, well, then I am not interested. Do you understand me? I already lived a tough year to be living the same in the next one. When we end the season, we will see what happens. I neither want something special; I just want to end the season well and to not suffer any injury.�

Asked if he has talked to Lotina about his situation, the Catalan winger responded that what he needs to do is to train at the top and nothing more, �I don’t need to talk with anyone. What I need to do is to train, and if he doesn’t put me, well is because he is not putting me, but we will see what happens at the end of the season. It is clear that he is not counting with me, we shouldn’t think too much on this, that’s what it is.� Said Cristian, player that ends his contract in 2010.

The career of Cristian at Depor:

Season

Games played

Games as starter

minutes

yellow cards

red cards

goals

2006-2007

29

25

2,015

7

1

1

2007-2008

14

7

684

2

0

1

2008-2009

8

3

224

0

0

0

Totals

51

35

2,923

9

1

2

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