• Tuesday Oct 31, 2017

    After netting double, Costa Rica int’l Borges delighted for Deportivo La Coruña

    Costa Rica’s Celso Borges (pictured) celebrates after scoring one of his two goals in Deportivo La Coruña’s win over host Las Palmas in a Spanish La Liga match on October 30, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Deportivo La Coruña)

    LAS PALMAS, Spain – Costa Rica international Celso Borges scored two goals on Monday to help Deportivo La Coruña earn its first away win of the 2017/18 Spanish La Liga, 2-1, over Las Palmas.

    The 29-year-old took his goal haul to three in nine games this season, leveling at 1-1 in the 36th minute and putting the Branquiazuis ahead for good nine minutes into the second half, both on headers.

    “You can’t fall into the euphoria,” said Borges during a press conference Tuesday. “Everything today is much nicer after having such a big win, an away win that gives us a lot of confidence and makes training easier this week. But we cannot forget that we have only won one game and there’s a lot left.”

    Deportivo La Coruña (3W-2D-5L, 11 points) sits 16th in the 20-team table, but is unbeaten in three of its last four outings (2-1-1).

    “The team has that fighting spirit intact,” Borges remarked. “We want things to go well. It was not the best scenario to start the match of course, but against those obstacles, like the [Las Palmas] goal, it was overcome.”

    Next up for Deportivo is a meeting with fourth-place visitor Atletico Madrid.

    Borges is looking forward to the encounter, especially coming off a strong performance.

    “This week, we will have a better idea of how to counter the things that they do well,” he finished. “Atletico is a team that has earned respect in the last several years and nobody doubts their capacity. That said, we’re playing a match with intensity, we can equal that and we are capable of doing damage to any team.”

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