Palermo seeks improvement
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palermo joined the Seville-based club in the summer from Villarreal, but so far this term the striker has struggled to reproduce his form of previous seasons.
Betis are currently languishing in 14th place in La Liga and Palermo recognises that he will have to improve upon his solitary goal this season if he is to impress Fernandez.
Palermo said: ''I have played six games but have been replaced in five of them. This makes me feel like the coach has no trust in me.
''Things must change, but maybe the changes will be slow. I have to work hard each day in training and never give up.''
Earlier in the season Palermo was linked with a return to his first club Boca Juniors, with Boca defender Clemente Rodriguez moving to the Los Verdiblanco in exchange.
However, Palermo seems determined to succeed in Europe and talk of a move back to Argentina seems premature.
''Sometimes the coach makes decisions that I don't agree with but there are other team-mates in the same position," he added.
''The most important thing is that I feel the support of the people from Betis and that I can give much more to this team."