Valencia attacker Alejandro ‘Chori’ Dominguez has stated his desire to play as an offensive midfielder rather than as a striker for Los Che this season, as this is the position where he feels most comfortable.
The summer transfer window saw the arrival of Roberto Soldado and Aritz Aduriz to compensate for the departure of David Villa, and Chori believes that coach Unai Emery will utilise him as the third option in attack.
However, the Argentine, who moved to the Mestalla from Rubin Kazan in the January window, would rather play in a more reserved role, and he confessed to AS, “I feel more comfortable as a playmaker. I’m not a pure striker such as Soldado or Aduriz.
“I feel strongly that I like to be in close contact with the ball, and stay in the centre. If I have to play there I will, but if I were to choose, I would rather play a few yards behind.”
Dominguez has struggled to adapt to La Liga so far, and has yet to find the target for his new club, and knows that he has something to prove to the club’s followers that he is deserving of a place in the side.
He added, “People have wanted to see me and I must prove myself. I dream of the day where I grab my first goal.”
Dominguez suffered an injury during pre-season, but could be in contention to face Racing Santander on Saturday evening.