Chelsea star, Marcos Alonso, doesn’t have any regrets leaving Real Madrid back in 2010. The 26-year-old left the club for Bolton Wanderers and went on to play for Fiorentina and Sunderland before ending up at Chelsea.
Real Madrid have always housed some of the best players in the world, and breaking into the first team on a regular basis takes perseverance, which very few youngsters have.
In an interview with Marca, Alonso talked about the decision of leaving his boyhood club.
“I lacked the patience to play there,” Alonso admitted, as quoted by Goal.
“In my final season there, I got my debut but I wanted to play every week. When I had an offer from the Premier League, I had no hesitation. I don’t regret it.”
Alonso talked about the special place the club has in his heart, and how exciting it was for him to make his senior team debut.
He added: “Real Madrid was my home for a long time and I’ve not forgotten it. I grew up there, I met a lot of people and I made my debut. There’s part of me that will always be there, I can’t deny it. To play for the first team was a dream.”
Alonso has been a crucial part of Conte’s system and is one of the most hardworking players in the squad. Chelsea will play Bournemouth tomorrow in the Premier League.