David Moyes has not lost Real Sociedad dressing room, says Carlos Vela

Real Sociedad's Scottish coach David Moyes
Image: Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has received backing from Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela says Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has not lost the support of the players at the Anoeta Stadium despite their poor start in La Liga.

Moyes' side find themselves 16th in La Liga after a 3-2 defeat to Celta Vigo at the weekend and sit just two points above the relegation zone.

The defeat was the Basque club's fifth of the season and reports in Spain suggest Moyes could face the sack following his side's poor start to the season.

There is also speculation that Moyes has fallen out with several key members of his squad, including Vela, but the former Arsenal striker has rubbished those rumours.  

He hasn't lost the dressing room or anything like that, and we're all trying move the club upwards, and we can only do that if we're together.
Carlos Vela

"I've never gone against any manager, nor have I talked badly about any coach," Vela told Spanish paper AS.

"I've always thrown myself at any challenge handed to me and tried to understand and learn.

"I hope things turn around because when he's calm it means the team is doing well. Nobody thought that we'd be in this position and it's natural that people are asking questions, but between us, the players, there's no problem.

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Image: Moyes' side sit 16th in La Liga, two points above the relegation zone

"He [Moyes] hasn't lost the dressing room or anything like that, and we're all trying move the club upwards, and we can only do that if we're together.

"There's no anxiety in the squad, but we're conscious that we're not in the zone where we want to be, we're focusing on how to get out of this run and on working hard, that's all we talk about in the team."

It's not been the greatest start to the season for Vela, with the 26-year-old scoring just twice in 10 games for Sociedad.

Real Sociedad's Mexican forward Carlos Vela
Image: Vela (right) insists the players at the Anoeta Stadium are still behind Moyes

However, the Mexico International believes his fitness is improving and he is confident of rediscovering his scoring touch to help Real Sociedad climb back up the table.

He added: "The start to the season hasn't been the one I wanted, but it's a challenge to get back to my best.

"Every day I feel better physically, more comfortable, but we have to win first to make everything else improve, to turn the talk about us into positive things and make things right again." 

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