Omar Campos on his journey with Santos Laguna: 'it's my home'

Omar Campos is rapidly ending up being a figure to enjoy in Liga MX. 

The 20-year old very first signed up with Santos Laguna in 2016, forming part of the club’s academy prior to making his expert launching under supervisor Guillermo Almada a year later on. He began as an 85th-minute alternative, changing Juan Ferney Otero as Santos held the 2-0 triumph. 

He has actually considering that gone on to tape-record 3 objectives in 65 looks, ending up being an important part of the group. 

“Santos is like my home. I took a great affection for it because it  was the one who saw me grow, to develop, and taught me many things. The team gave me my professional debut, under Profe Almada, and I am very grateful to him,” he stated solely to 90min

“Club Santos has been very special for me. It is nice to be here in the Laguna. I am very content, and happy with the team.”

When he initially got here, Campos played as a designated winger however the club’s academy saw a various capacity. He gradually transitioned into a left back, operating in brand-new methods to stick out and take on the group’s elders. 

Santos Laguna’s academy has actually just recently produced excellent left backs, training Ajax’s Jorge Sanchez and K.R.C. Genk’s Gerardo Arteaga prior to the 2 made their dive to Europe. 

“From the basic forces they have you working hard in training and in the gym. In fact I was not a left back at all, I arrived as a winger and out of nowhere I was given the opportunity for left back, and I made the most of it to continue playing,” he stated to 90min

The dive to left back untapped enormous capacity in the young gamer, moving him to protect a slot in the group’s beginning lineup. His consistent participation has actually motivated Santos Laguna to an effective 2022 Liga MX Apertura project, reaching 4th in the table with 30 points and a record of 9W-4L-3D. 

Campos handled one objective and 2 helps, amongst numerous strong protective efficiencies. But the gamer credits the group’s unity for the current victories. 

“We are doing a good job in the tournament. As a team we are very united, and with the proposal and mentality of going for the championship. At the beginning of the season we were many individuals, but now we are a united team. We are all on the same path and it is something that has helped us a lot in this tournament.”

The group has one regular-season match left prior to turning their focus to the postseason. With a success on Sunday, Santos can protect a 3rd location slot on the table and the house playoffs match that features it. For now, the club has actually certified straight into the quarterfinals. 

While Campos revealed his desire to reach the last and raise the cup with Santos, the dream to play in Europe stays. 

“My dream has always been Europe, like Arteaga and Sanchez. I have that illusion, and that dream of playing there.”

He presently stands as one of the most pricey young gamers in the league, valued at an approximated $5m. Rumors emerged throughout the previous transfer window of a possible emigrate, and though Campos exposed deals did show up, absolutely nothing was sealed. 

“I did have some offers, but nothing very formal. Many proposals were mentioned to me but right now I am focused on Santos. And what comes next, let’s see what happens but right now I’m with the team to death and we’re going for the championship.”

The present objective stays: raise the Liga MX prize. 

“Right now, I desire offer great outcomes with Santos, to offer my finest in each video game to reach the last and win the champion, which is the most stunning thing.”

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