Joel Robles: ‘I want to fulfill my contract’

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Betis as a result of the last derby, decided with a goal from En Nesyri after getting rid of the Getafe goalkeeper at his exit with a good dribble and scoring with hardly any angle. A play to which the Madrid goalkeeper has given many turns. “Sure. I analyze everything. For me, it is also not a mistake to say that it was lost because of my fault. The coach forces us goalkeepers to play ahead, as I am on that play, but it is true that En-Nesyri’s play came out perfect. I try to be on top in the moment it controls to pounce. That sometime they eliminate you by dribbling to the side and score a goal, well yes. But in situations like this I have taken a lot this season. You have to take into account that there is quality up front as well and in this case it was more of the opponent’s success than my mistake. But you already know what derbies are like. When it is lost, they do a lot of damage. But you are also aware that you are at a very demanding club and that is good ”, explains the goalkeeper, in an interview with As.

The future of Joel Robles for next season does not seem to be very clear, since Betis has signed the Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva (Granada) and there are two other goalkeepers on the payroll, Claudio Bravo and Dani Martín. Joel has one year left on his contract with the Verdiblanco club and next summer he could change his scene. “They are decisions that the club makes and that we do not control. Both Claudio Bravo and Dani Martín and I do everything possible to achieve the objective, which is to enter Europe. The rest we cannot control. The club will make the decisions. We all have contracts and we want to fulfill them ”, explains the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper position, especially exposed to criticism

Joel knows that the goalkeeper position is especially exposed to criticism: “They depend on the result, which helps a lot. A forward fails seven times, but the team wins 1-0 and nothing happens. Yes it is true that if the goalkeeper has a slip and ends in a goal … We live with that pressure since we were children and it is beautiful. I never lose my nerves, neither in good times nor in bad times, ”says Joel, who this Sunday will face Betis against Atlético de Madrid, in whose quarry he trained and from which he left eight years ago to start a career that led him to Wigan, Everton and now Betis, where he is in his third season. “We will give everything to get into Europe. There is a squad, but you have to take each game as a final. And about me, I want to fulfill my contract, I will give it my all. I’ve been here for three years and no one is going to be able to blame me for anything if at some point I have to leave. I will do my bit to achieve the goal “, he concluded.