Football

Cesar Azpliicueta doesn't want return to Spain

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta insists he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge despite rumours of a return to Spain with both Real Madrid and Barcelona said to be interested.

The former Marseille ace has seen his stock rise significantly since Jose Mourinho returned to take charge of the Blues, and he is now keeping big-money summer signing Filipe Luis on the bench.

Credentials

Adding to his credentials, Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher picked Azpilicueta as the 'best defender in England."

Having gone from obscurity to the top of the Premier League with Chelsea, the full-back is now said to be attracting interest from the two Spanish superpowers, Madrid and Barcelona.

Return

It's been suggested that a move back to his home country could be on the cards, but Azpilicueta has been quick to dismiss the rumours, insisting that he's happy where he is with Chelsea.

Article continues below

"I do not think about [a move to Spain]," he insisted. "I am very happy here. I follow La Liga but personally I do not think about returning there. Now I'm really enjoying London. I prefer the Premier League.

"Those words (from Neville and Carragher) flatter me. But also they make me eager to improve. I have always worked to be one of the best and it is clear that the more you achieve the more pressure you have.

Improve

"But I still can improve a lot. Whenever I see a game, I tried to look at other players who play in my position because they teach me things to improve myself. I am lucky to train with great defenders and they are also an example for me."

Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille for just €7 million in 2012 when he was relatively unknown. Since joining the Blues the Spanish defender has been capped by his country - the fact French radio pundit Eric de Mateo was forced to eat rat live on air after losing a bet about the full-back ever earning a call up for La Roja in 2013 only serves to highlight his meteoric rise.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Real Madrid
Chelsea
Premier League
Football
Barcelona

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again