“I am a professional and I understand that because of my past they do not want me”
Full-back Sergio Reguilón was convinced that the opinion of the fans of the Atletico Madrid will “change” for his past in the real Madrid and stated that did not hesitate to sign for his new team in his official presentation as a mattress player until the end of the season on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
“I am a professional and I have no doubts about the club that Atlético is. It was all super simple. If I put myself in the shoes of a fan, you understand certain comments, but if you look at them with perspective we are all in the same ‘boat’. With him time everything will pass. I understand that, because of the past, they don’t love me, but we all want to add and when I leave everything for the team, the opinion will change”, he commented.
This is how Sergio Reguilón expressed himself at the presentation ceremony with Atlético, held at the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium in Madrid and in which he was accompanied by the president of the rojiblanca entity, Enrique Cerezoand former athletic international Roberto Fresnedoso.
Cerezo: “Forget about any comments”
The Atlético president, Enrique Cerezo, reminded the player from Madrid that he arrives at a club “where the demand is maximum”. “We do not doubt your professionalism, work, effort and dedication. I hope you are soon recovered and can make your debut. Forget any commentyou are an Atlético de Madrid player and I hope you succeed”, Cerezo wished.
For his part, Roberto Fresnedoso stressed that “it is a pride” that Reguilón has accepted the offer to play for Atlético. “In this club you will feel at home. It happened to me when I arrived from Espanyol. This club has filled the stadium being in the Second Division and here the fans make you feel that you are above victory and defeat. Enjoy what you do,” Fresnedoso advised.
Reguilón did not hide his happiness for his signing for Atlético, a possibility that he discussed on several occasions with his teammate on the Spanish team and now on the Madrid team Koke Resurrection. “I’m here looking forward to getting back on the pitch and playing football. I remember when My agent calls me and tells me about Atlético’s interest. My head was a ‘boom’ and I said yes”revealed.
The Spanish international admitted that had offers “from big clubs”, but that his signing for Atlético was closed “in 48 hours”. “I told my parents, who were excited. I’ve talked a lot with Koke in the national team. He told me about the group, the stadium, the fans, and as he tells you about it, you want to come,” he said.
In this sense, he stressed that the mattress club “is a pineapple.” “And that helps a lot. I’m worried about being back as soon as possible; not the rest, and with the injury I’m making progress. Atlético is a ‘top’ team that aspires to everything. The ambition to win is what excites me the most”, she underlined.
Finally, Reguilón, who posed with the shirt with the dorsal with the 3 that he will wear in his new team, he still does not know how he would react if he scored against his former team, Real Madrid. “How many goals have I scored in the First Division? Three? I don’t think he will score against Madrid. Celebrate it? I would have to see myself in the situation,” he pointed out.