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Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema
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Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema

Iglesias is off to a fast start this season for Real Betis in LaLiga, but the gifted forward hasn't always had it easy. Juanjo Ubeda/Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesWhen Real Madrid played Real Betis at the Bernabeu last Saturday, one of LaLiga's top forwards was seeking to add to his four-goal tally on the young season.We're not talking about Karim Benzema, though -- he remains on three league goals -- but Betis forward Borja Iglesias, who is just behind Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas in the Pichichi race (both with five goals).Iglesias, 29, has been around for a while. He came through Celta Vigo's academy, shone on loan at Real Zaragoza and got his top-flight breakthrough with Espanyol, where 17 league goals in 2018-19 convinced Betis to sign him for €30 ...