Joaquin waits for a chance

29 May 2006 04:31
Winger Joaquin Sanchez is delighted to be in the Spain squad for the World Cup finals this summer, having feared that he might miss out after a disappointing season with Real Betis. The 24-year-old, who has long been linked with a move to the Premiership, looks likely to have to settle for a place on the bench in Germany, after a poor campaign for Betis. However, he is content to have a part to play, saying: "I was quite worried that I would not be in the list to go especially when I wasn't in the squad for the play-off match, but that is now in the past and this is my chance. "The World Cup is over a long period and I know that I will be given an opportunity which I aim to take. My season has improved as it has gone on and now I feel in good shape. "I like playing with wingers, it is the modern style to play this way, as it opens up more space, but having said that the trainer is Luis Aragones and he is doing what he feels is best for the team. "The most important thing is that we have players who are versatile and can play in different systems." Meanwhile, Joaquin has again hinted that he might try his luck in England next season. The one-time Chelsea and Manchester United target added: "It would be a good move for me, if I was go to there, we will have to wait and see how it goes. "We will have to go for the strongest offer because Betis will not transfer me just like that, but I also want to go where I can win and be happy on a professional and personal level."

Source: ESA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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