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Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilón says he intends to stay at the club

 Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilón (L) and Valencia’s Carlos Soler during their La Liga soccer match at Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 1, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/Rodrigo Jimenez

Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilón (L) and Valencia’s Carlos Soler during their La Liga soccer match at Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 1, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/Rodrigo Jimenez

By Roberto Morales

Madrid, May 22 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid's left-back Sergio Reguilón said he intends to stay at the Spanish side.

He said he had mixed emotions after finishing his first season as a player in the club's first team.

Reguilón added that he is happy about his personal performance but accepts criticism for the side's bad season.

In an interview with EFE, he said he is only thinking about staying at Madrid and would only leave if the club asks him to go.

Question: What is your assessment of your first season at Real Madrid?

Answer: I feel very happy with my season, very excited about the matches I've played, very motivated by the opportunity they have given me to show myself to the world in the best team.

And, truthfully, I'm happy at the personal level but what is related to the team, finally the results have been negative and that does not help me to feel 100 percent happiness.

Q: It's time to make an overall assessment at the end of the season. What has happened to Real Madrid?

A: I do not know what went down but it is true that in many matches we have not given the level that we all were expecting.

We have to learn from the mistakes, correct them and hopefully next year what happened this year will not happen again at all.

We know we have failed the fans this season and hopefully, this will change.

Q: The fans have booed against some players, what do you think of that?

A: Each supporter pays for his ticket, he is free to express his opinion and in specific moments he could not agree and expressed that in the stands.

We are professionals and we try to avoid the whistles but we know that if they boo against us it's for something.

We have to rethink, realize what we did wrong and made the fans boo against us and correct it.

Q: Marcelo has been inconsistent, which has given you opportunities, how do you see this competition in the future?

A: Marcelo is a symbol for Real Madrid, he has been the best left-back in the world, and certainly he is still among the best full-backs in the world. Sharing day-to-day life, learning from him, is amazing.

No one knows what will happen in the future. No one means no one.

I'm very happy for the present and for what is coming.

Q: It's being reported that there are talks to sign left-back players, what conversation did you have with Zidane about the upcoming month?

A: I have in mind to stay at Real Madrid as long as possible, I have an ongoing contract, I have a lot of years left ahead of me.

We will see what happens but I think it's going to be positive.

Q: Some players left to then return and triumph, Dani Carvajal is one case, does it cross your mind or is it a closed door?

A: It's true that in soccer you never know what's going to happen sometimes you're up sometimes you're down but I feel calm with my situation with the club and with everybody.

I think everything is going to be very good.

Q: Keylor Navas the team's goalie has bid farewell to the fans on the pitch has there been an internal farewell?

A: The match against Betis was the goodbye day because it was the end of the season, what I don't know is if some has known something and was saying goodbye for good, or for a month and a half.

I said goodbye to everyone as usual and I didn't hear anybody saying he was leaving. I don't know what will happen.

Q: You have shown you are bold when you play but when Zidane came you ran out of opportunities. What has happened? What message did he give you?

A: Zidane is the head coach of Real Madrid, he has to make his decisions and when he came he took the one he believed in to improve the team.

I accepted them, trained as a professional to be able to give my maximum performance in the matches he gave to me, and in the end, it was the same when Julen (Lopetegui) or (Santiago) Solari were here, they took their decisions and I had to respect them.

Q: What have you learned this season?

A: At Real Madrid you learn so many things, training every day along with these big players makes you better personally and as a player.

It's true that there's so much pressure, that you have to learn how to handle many things, but I've spent my first year learning and it was so satisfying because I reached things I did not think I was going to reach.

Q: What can you promise for next season?

A: Compete for everything from the start to finish, because Real Madrid is extremely demanding and all the fans know that, that's why this year was too bad as we could not win anything other than the (FIFA) Club World Cup. We have to win more titles in this club so that you can be recognized.

Q: It's an end of an era, for players like Gareth Bale, should he receive more recognition for what he has given?

A: I don't know if he's going to leave or stay but recognition should be given to all those who have given their devotion and commitment to the club.

I'm not speaking about an end of an era, but about a new opportunity to make the upcoming season better. EFE


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