Hector Bellerin: I left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis

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Arsenal loanee Hector Bellerin has opened up about the club’s preparation ahead of their Europe League group match against Celtic and why he chose to move to Real Betis.

The Spaniard has been with the Gunners for over a decade, but his recent statement may not sit very well with the Gooners. “I’ve left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis. I’m not here for a holiday,” Bellerin said in the latest interview.

The 26-year-old is eager to face the Hoops on Thursday in Betis’ opening Group G tie. “To play against Celtic will be special because they’re such a big club with a big history. Celtic will be a tough rival but I’m optimistic. At Betis, we’re obliged to get the three points. If we can dominate the ball against them, we can get the win we need.”

The Betis defender also revealed that the coaching staff has got major takeaways to work on from Celtic’s 1-0 loss to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. “We have already watched the derby against Rangers and that result puts pressure on Celtic,” Bellerin added.

At the Emirates Stadium, Japan’s Takehiro Tomiyasu has been deployed to fill in Bellerin’s place at defence.

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