Pau Torres spoke publicly for the first time about his decision to reject the “offer” made by Tottenham during this past summer. The central vila-realense, who has returned to work this week after having 20 days of vacation, ensures that he never put on the table the option of leaving the club before which he considers an “exciting” season.
“I was informed of Tottenham’s interest, but I was clear from the first moment what I wanted, and so I calmly decided. I decided the best for me, and that was to stay at Villarreal. We have many challenges this season that I am passionate about and very important goals. It didn’t take long for me to decide. “
“Any decision a player makes is respectable.I chose to be consistent with what I wanted. That is why I am calm and happy with how the summer has gone and what is ahead. With that I stay, with that I am where I want “.
“I have found a team that has strengthened very well in those lines that the “coach” has considered appropriate to give more alternatives to the game that we had been doing. We must be ambitious and seek the first league victory as soon as possible. Against Alavés, it is now the right day to win at home. And then the Champions will begin, an exciting challenge in a group in which we can and must fight to be in the next round. It will be difficult but I think we are up to the task“.
“From the day the decision is made to have a vacation, we talk about everything with the coaching staff. I have spent 20 days to disconnect and return with more desire. I have started to prepare by working separately and now with the group. I will try to be available for when they need me “
Go well to the team
“Against Granada we deserved to add something more. Against Atlético, and on a very difficult field against the league champion, we show that we can compete in any stadium and that we were able to achieve victory. The results will come soon because the work is good. “
Individual challenges for this season
“Now you have to apply that which is more difficult to maintain than to arrive. The challenge is to always face the team, remain an important player and measure up to continue to have the confidence of the coach. It is a demanding season, with the Nations League. Everything is very important to me, so I will try to continue to be a better player every day. “
Match against Alavés
“We will see how the teammates who are out can arrive. They will not arrive in perfect condition, but those of us who are will perform at their best.”
Qualification for the World Cup
“Spain plays three key games because there is only one direct place in the World Cup. I hope they give us joy and I wish all of our teammates the best.”