Orbelín Pineda has accumulated four LaLiga caps for Celta de Vigo but has yet to make his debut under Eduardo 'Chacho' Coudet, who has not considered him for minutes despite joining the club just over a month ago.
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Pineda arrived in Spain at the beginning of January and began to get ready to train alongside his teammates. After a couple of days of differentiated work, he joined the group and it was Néstor Araujo, the Mexican defender, who helped him adapt to the dressing room.
Orbelín's previous caps were against Osasuna, Sevilla, Rayo Vallecano, and, most recently, against Cádiz.
In each of those games, the Mexican came off the bench, and in all of them he warmed up when the time came to be one of 'Chacho's' options and thus look for alternatives, however, he was not used in any game. Of the four games, the Viguenses have two wins and two draws.
Coudet prefer other players over the Mexican
However, Orbelín's inactivity may have an explanation, and on January 26, the Spanish newspaper Marca stated that the arrival of the national team player was not a request from the coaching staff, but from the board of directors.
"He is a signing by the club and not by Coudet," the Spanish newspaper reported on that occasion.
This situation was not to the liking of Coudet, who has Denis Suárez in the position and is one of his best players, so it looks complicated for Pineda to play soon, despite the contract he signed with the club until 2027.
However, El Chacho Coudet assured that the midfielder has not been in optimal conditions, so he has been working to be at his best, but this work was interrupted when he was called up to the Mexican national team for the FIFA Date in February.
Pineda is optimistic and works hard to earn his place in the team
So far this season, the Spanish team has accumulated 30 points to position itself in 10th place, with a total of eight wins, nine draws, and seven defeats, with 35 goals scored and 36 conceded, which means that they are still aspiring to reach international competitions.
In any case, that has not dampened Pineda's performance, who remains optimistic, as can be seen in the images that the club shares on social networks, looking forward to his debut in Spain with great excitement.