LaLiga: Marcos Llorente: Morata inspired me to affix Atletico and stated I might be joyful right here
July 2, 2019
Marcos LlorenteAtlticodeMadridMarcos Llorente made a giant transfer throughout the Spanish capital this summer season as he joined Atletico Madrid from Actual Madrid and he cannot wait to get to work underneath Diego Simeone, after being helped to make the transfer by Alvaro Morata.
Morata beforehand moved to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano from Chelsea, having joined the London aspect from Los Blancos, and he inspired the midfielder to observe in his footsteps.
Llorente sat with MARCA to debate the change and his time on the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Are you ready for pre-seasons underneath Prof Ortega in Los Angeles de San Rafael?
“Sure,” he stated laughing, “I’ve heard rather a lot about his calls for. I firmly consider that work and energy are important to reaching objectives and it is one thing Atletico have proven for a very long time. I have never stopped working throughout my vacation and I arrive right here with lots of need.”
How joyful had been you to signal for Atletico?
“I am very joyful and really excited. I am going through a brand new stage of my profession with lots of enthusiasm. I am the place I need to be.”
Had you a lot affords? Was it expensive so that you can be a part of Atletico?
“I stored to the aspect of the negotiations and wasn’t concerned within the day-to-day conversations. However when my uncle [also his agent] instructed me of Atletico’s provide I instantly stated that is the place I wished to go.”
You’ve got barely had an opportunity to settle in, however how have you ever discovered your new membership?
“It would be very daring to speak a few membership the place I’ve simply arrived. I can solely communicate of what I’ve seen these previous few days, but it surely’s a membership who’ve wager on me and that is been sown because the starting. I stated from the start that I wished an bold venture that may permit me to proceed rising and combating to main honours, and for the membership to believe in me. At Atletico I’ve all of that.”
Have you ever spoken to Alvaro Morata?
“Sure, I exchanged messages with him. He inspired me to come back and instructed me I might be very joyful right here.”
And Diego Simeone? What did he say?
“He welcomed me however did not go into a lot element.”
Are you aware how essential a job you will play for Atletico?
“I feel my place is changing into extra essential in each workforce. We now have lots of work earlier than the season begins and I am excited to place myself at their disposal.”
Gamers are inclined to have issue settling into Simeone’s Atleti.
“I am right here to work my hardest and combat for a spot. When you’re sincere together with your effort and also you make sacrifices, ultimately issues occur.”
You’ve got been very bold in taking the No.14 of Simeone, Gabi and Rodrigo…
“I am conscious that the quantity has historical past right here and I am proud to put on it, however I am right here to make my very own path and go away my very own mark.”
Do you’re feeling strain seeing gamers who’ve performed at Atletico in your place lately?
“Whenever you arrive at a workforce like this you realize the shirt has been worn by nice gamers and it’s important to do your greatest to fulfill the calls for of the crest, followers and historical past of the membership.”
You stated in your presentation that it isn’t regular to maneuver from Madrid to Atletico. No person has completed it since 2006, why do you assume you’ve got?
“Atleti confirmed confidence in me, gave me assist and the prospect to be a part of a giant venture. It isn’t regular, however I do not assume it must be given significance. I do not deny my half, I’ve spent a few years at Actual Madrid, I’ve learnt rather a lot and it’ll all the time be a part of my historical past. However now I am at Atletico to proceed rising and to assist the membership obtain its objectives.”
Was Zinedine Zidane clear about not having plans for you? You had been one of many first gamers he spoke to together with Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos.
“It does not assist to maintain trying on the previous. Madrid is a part of my historical past and profession, however now I am beginning a brand new stage and I need to take into consideration the thrilling current and future that I’ve earlier than me.”
Do you assume that you simply had been unfairly handled at Madrid?
“I can not say a nasty phrase about Madrid. I am going to all the time have fond recollections, however now I am targeted on my workforce and giving all the things from the primary day.”
Are you leaving with a transparent conscience having given all the things?
“Completely. I am kind of glad with the numbers, however not with my involvement. I left with a relaxed conscience.”
It isn’t been simple for you these previous two seasons. You’ve got had few alternatives and while you broke by way of you had an damage earlier than the coach who trusted you bought sacked.
“I am satisfied that every one experiences go away a mark on you and it is best to benefit from them by studying. Moments of issue are nice alternatives to be taught and strengthen.”
How have your loved ones been with this step?
?”My household and buddies have been very supportive. They’re all the time there for me within the good and, above all, unhealthy instances.”
Your father did the other transfer in 1986/87. Has he suggested you?
“As I stated in my presentation, he is a person of few phrases, however deep. He not often provides me soccer recommendation however he has spoken about work, effort and perspective.”
Have you ever acquired a farewell message on your former colleagues?
“I’ve exchanged messages with a number of of them. I’ve left behind nice teammates with whom I shared stunning moments.”