I never enjoyed football in Madrid – Ceballos
Leaving Real Madrid was a ‘success’ – Dani Ceballos opens up on his future
Dani Ceballos, a Los Blancos loanee to Arsenal says he’s now where he enjoys football again.
Signed from Real Betis in 2016-17 season, Ceballos only played just played 56 games for the La Liga giants – most of which were from the substitute bench.
Ahead of the ongoing campaign, the Spaniard moved to London on a season loan – and according to him, he never enjoyed football life at Real Madrid.
“It was clear I wanted to leave,” Ceballos said at a press conference ahead of Spain European qualifiers against Norway on Saturday.
“I’ve been successful in leaving, now I’m where I want to be and I’m very happy.
“My idea was to leave, play and enjoy football. In the previous two years, I hadn’t done that.”
In his debut game for Arsenal, Ceballos created two assists – and he has further racked up nine more games, scoring one goal.
The former Betis midfielder is expected to line-up alongside Busquet in Spains’s upcoming matches, and the Arsenal player was full of praise for the Barcelona midfielder, who he deemed “a reference for young people.”
He added: “I love playing with Busquets. He measures the time and speed of the game very well.
“He’s a reference for young people.”