Saúl explains his departure to Ibai Llanos: “I felt stagnant, my head did not accept my new role”

Saúl Ñíguez He explained a few minutes after his transfer to Chelsea was made official his feelings in the Ibai Llanos’ Twitch channel.

The rojiblanco youth squad leaves Atlético de Madrid with a One-year loan for which Londoners pay 5 million euros in addition to their token and a subsequent purchase option.

Distressing ending

“At 11:57 p.m. we finished reviewing the contract and they had to see it there … I was like De Gea. I thought: ‘This is not going to come in and that’s it.’ It has been a long afternoon and night. My wife was very nervous, we have had some very difficult days, because this decision is not easy. Leaving my house on a new adventure is complicated “

When you make the decision

“When they give me the offer and they tell me that it can be done, I told my agents I had to talk to my family. Two days before I told my wife that I was staying. I felt good in the team, as always. The only thing is that I felt stuck for not playing in my position. My head did not accept my new role of playing in a new position. ”

Competition at Chelsea

“The three midfielders who are playing are at a high level, it will not be easy to play, but if I put my mind to it and fight it, I can get it”

I have had several conversations with Cholo about my positions, because it does not come from now, I have been like this for three years

Conversations with Simeone about his role

“I have had several conversations with Cholo about my positions, because it does not come from now, I have been like this for three years. I owe everything to him, I have a great relationship with him but he has to be selfish and think about the group. He thinks that with me on the side the group performs better, it has to. But in this all parties come out winning. The club and the coach bring a player they wanted and I go to a great club that loved me. ”

Will he play in his position at Chelsea?

“Chelsea has promised me to train in my position, to play we will see. To return to certain customs that I do not do now, that is the most important reason for my decision.”

Assignment and purchase option

“I want to go, try the experience and see what happens. Then I don’t want to think further. And I want to meet and see the Saul that I want to see. Not the Saul that they have seen these two years. It frustrated me not to see what I could achieve. I was feeling stuck and now I hope I can unblock myself. ”

Were you worried about staying?

“All my options were good. Staying was spectacular and going to Chelsea, too. Staying was not uncomfortable, even if they asked me to play as a winger, as a forward … At the beginning of summer I found out that the club wanted me to leave and that is a blow, but I’ve played the three games without thinking if I was going or not. ”

How your exit came about

I asked Simeone to train in my position, not to play anymore, to find myself happy and find my best version. When they told that they thought that the best thing was to go out

“I asked Simeone to train in my position, not to play anymore, to find myself happy and find my best version. When they told that they thought that the best thing was to go out and it was the best for everyone. For me it has been the most difficult decision of my life and I have been advised by many people “.

Say goodbye to the fans

“It’s a shame not being able to say goodbye to the fans. If I had known that the other day was the last day I would have done something else, approaching them and let them see what I feel. Supposedly that day I was staying, three days ago (against Villarreal) And yesterday it was also that I stayed. It was all today. ”

Adaptation to Chelsea

“The team is the host and then you have to adapt to the coach, to the city … Today I have not read anything, other days they did tell me to go to Chelsea and other teams, and I feel that I have affection for people in England.”

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