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Roque Mesa: "I appreciate the love but my time at Las Palmas is over"

Roque Mesa is not seeing the minutes he might have liked at Swansea City but he says he has no intention of moving back to Las Palmas in LaLiga.

Roque Mesa con el Swansea.
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Former Las Palmas midfielder, Roque Mesa, is not getting the minutes he expected at Swansea City since a summer move but is not fretting over the lack of opportunities at a side currently mired in a relegation battle, "I am very calm because it's not the first time that I didn't have consistent playing time. I have to keep working for the minutes I want and my situation will change. I know how the whole thing works," he said.

Mesa admits the language at the start was difficult but he has adapted and that he is now ready to get more minutes. He has a personal trainer, who works with him in the afternoon and says, "I respect the decision of the coach on the eleven players who will play."

"I spoke with Clement and he told me that he counts on me. I respect that because of my professionalism because I respect the decisions made by the coach," he said on Canarias Radio. "You can never act poorly when you don't play and because of this I have to try and find solutions. I played all the time in Las Palmas, but there was a time when they didn't have confidence in me. I have lived through this before and I know that with work, I will end up playing."

Some have even suggested that a move back to the island of his birth with Las Palmas would help him regain his form but Roque Mesa says, "I appreciate that the fans want me to return but my time at Las Palmas has finished and now I support the team from here."

"I am not considering a loan move because I want to be a success at Swansea. I appreciate the love from the fans and that they want me to return but now I want to try to be successful here," he continued as he reiterated his point.


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