Ceballos still keen to return to Real Madrid

first_imgDani Ceballos insists he has not given up on his Real Madrid “dream” despite being sent out on loan to Arsenal this season.Spain international Ceballos joined Madrid in 2017 after emerging as one of La Liga’s most promising talents at Real Betis, but he struggled to secure regular football under Zinedine Zidane.After Zidane’s departure, Ceballos began to play more regularly for Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, but that did not continue when the Frenchman returned in March. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career He was allowed to leave for Arsenal on loan and has shown flashes of his ability in London, with Gunners fans quickly taking to the playmaker.Though it seems they should not get used to his presence, as he still sees his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu.”When I don’t play, I don’t enjoy myself,” he told Radio Marca. “These two years [at Real Madrid] I’ve learned a lot from the club, but now I’m enjoying it [football].”I knew it was an important year, the coach has doubts and he who doesn’t play doesn’t go [to Euro 2020], so it was a good time to go on loan.”With [Arsenal coach Unai] Emery’s confidence I may have many chances to be in the Euros squad.”I never thought about going permanently. My goal is to succeed at Real Madrid. I will fight to fulfil my dream.”Martin Odegaard is another Madrid-owned player thriving on loan this season, with his performances at Real Sociedad marking him out as one of La Liga’s standout stars in 2019-20.Ceballos has consequently come to the conclusion it might be a good season to be away from Los Blancos.”You’re seeing that maybe it wasn’t the year to play for Real Madrid,” he added. “It has been a very successful decision [for Odegaard], he has a lot of room for improvement.”From now to the next few years, he will be a very important player for Real Madrid.”Euro 2020 is not the only international tournament Ceballos hopes to feature in over the next year, as he will do everything he can to get Madrid to approve his decision to play at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.”It’s something that I may not play in my life again,” Ceballos said. “I would put my dream on the table to the club.”I have spoken with people from the [Royal Spanish Football] Federation who know that I would like to go, I would be delighted. I want to go to the Olympics and to the Euros.”There are two tournaments that demand a lot of responsibility. I don’t care if I don’t have a holiday. I’m 23 years old and I’ll rest when I’m older.”last_img read more

President against tax concessions for beer and liquor

The President said that the Government is committed to provide all the facilities needed to uplift the living standard of the underprivileged people. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament today he stands firmly against granting tax concessions for beer and liquor.He said the Government had faced criticism for proposing tax concessions for beer. The President said the policy of the Government is to not earn revenue through the sale of cigarettes or liquor.Meanwhile, President Sirisena said that the present Government is an administration which understands the pulse of the underprivileged people.