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JUAN RODRIGUEZ WANTS MORE

11 Mar 2010
Andalusian midfielder Juan Rodriguez has scored four goals on the season and now hopes to break his personal mark of seven with Malaga (2004/05), something that could help Depor to keep living in Europe.

The goal that Juan Rodríguez scored against Tenerife was his fourth on the season (three in liga and one on Copa), this no matter the Andalusian is not a natural striker. His personal mark is seven –five in liga and two in Copa- something he achieved with Malaga back on the season 2004/05. In that particular campaign he played 27 games and had an average of one goal every 316 minutes.

Now, five years later, the ex-Malaga is near to reach his record of goals and is living his second best season in terms of effectiveness, with 22 games played so far and with an average of one goal every 645 minutes. Not impressive numbers for any attacking player, but surely enough for a defensive midfielder that’s used to play anywhere; this without forgetting that he already hit the post in five opportunities.

Rodriguez talked to newspaper La Opinión A Coruña and analysed his positive streak with the goals, “Everybody likes to surpass their personal marks: matches played, minutes, goals… On this season I already scored four between liga and Copa. In Malaga I made seven in one single year, five in liga and two in Copa, and we still have almost the entire second round and we will try to surpass the mark if is possible.”

“But the most important thing is the team, maybe we don’t have a man capable of scoring twelve or fifteen goals per season, but at this team anyone can score, and that is something good that must be seized. It is clear that I will love to beat my marks, because a lot of games still ahead, but I am not obsessed. Neither I can be thinking of been the Pichichi, because I am not forced to be the Pichichi. The important thing is to see anyone at Depor scoring, no matter through a normal play or a set-piece, that’s good for anyone.” He added.

The scoring numbers of Juan Rodriguez in la liga (2003-2006 with Malaga, 2006-now with Depor):

season

matches

minutes

goals

minutes per goal

2003-2004

2

78

0

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2004-2005

27

1,581

5

316.2

2005-2006

29

2,350

1

2,350.0

2006-2007

31

2,696

4

674.0

2007-2008

26

1,521

1

1,521.0

2008-2009

37

2,875

2

1,437.5

2009-2010

22

1,935

3

645.0

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