RCD Espanyol striker Javi Puado spoke during the preseason training camp in Marbella, after three days of rigourous workouts in Southern Spain.
“We are working very intensely from day one. We are assimilating what the coach asks of us and making every effort to ensure things go well," he told Espanyol TV.
“I hope to have a good year and help Espanyol. Every year I prepare myself in order to make sure that it's good year.”
Puado has had a relentless 12 months, in which he played games last summer in the Under-21s European Championships and Olympic Games.
He is optimistic about the new project that has begun this term, and is not ruling out becoming one of the club captains.
“I see myself as a member of the squad. The captaincy will be decided in good time. If I have to take on the armband, then there is no problem for me, but there are players with more experience than me. The important thing is not who is captain, but that the team perform well."
"What is non-negotiable is our attitude, desire and intensity. The important thing is to pick up three points after three points, and be protagonists in our matches."