Spain Determined to succeed at Real Madrid
Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is on loan from Real Madrid, is hoping to have a busy summer in 2020 by being selected for Spain‘s squad at the Olympic Games and the European Championship.
The midfielder recognises that there is room for him to grow, while his importance at Arsenal has made him feel happier.
“A player is not happy if he doesn’t play, [but] when he feels important and does [play], then he is happy,” Ceballos told Radio MARCA.
“Obviously I have been at Real Madrid, I have learnt from the best and I have won trophies, but it is easier when you play matches.
“I’m happy and I feel important [at Arsenal], with room for improvement to play at the Euros next year.”
Quotes emerged from Ceballos recently that stated he didn’t enjoy his football at Real Madrid, however the 23-year-old has looked to clarify those statements.
“My words were misunderstood,” Ceballos explained.
“When I do not play, I don’t enjoy myself.
“I have learnt a lot in these two years at Real Madrid, but now I am enjoying [my football].
“I knew that it was an important year, the coach [for Spain, Robert Moreno,] has doubts and the one who doesn’t play isn’t going to be called up; it was a good time to go out on loan.
“With [Unai] Emery‘s confidence, I may have a chance of going to the Euros.”
Ceballos then firmly stated what his goal is when he returns to the Spanish capital next summer.
“I never thought of leaving permanently,” he affirmed.
“My goal is to succeed at Real Madrid. I’m going to fight to fulfil my dream.”
The summer of 2020 could be a busy one for some players with the Olympic Games and Euro 2020 both taking place, and Ceballos hopes to play in both tournaments.
“It’s something I may never get to play [again] in my life,” Ceballos said of the Olympic Games.
“It would be my dream to go.
“I’ve spoken to people at the [Spanish Football] Federation who know that I’d like to go – I’d be delighted.
“I want to go to the Games and the Euros.
“These are two tournaments that demand a lot of responsibility.
“I don’t care about not having holidays, I’m 23 years old and I’ll rest when I’m older.”