Dani Ceballos wants to return to Real Madrid and fight for his place
It is always a tricky road to navigate when a player is asked about his future and Dani Ceballos has quickly realised that.
Earlier in the week, the 23-year-old indicated that he was very happy at Arsenal and his loan move could become permanent.
Ceballos made it clear how much he respected Emery and was full of praise what his fellow countryman had achieved at Arsenal in such a short period of time.
Roll the clock forward 24 hours and the Spanish international is making a clarification to his earlier statement. He will be looking to return to Real Madrid.
Further clarification required
Asked for clarification on his earlier comments Ceballos said to Radio MARCA as cited in the Daily Star:
“My words were misunderstood.
“When I do not play, I don’t enjoy myself.
“I knew that it was an important year, the coach [for Spain, Robert Moreno] has doubts and the one who doesn’t play isn’t going to be called up – it was a good time to go out on loan.
“With [Unai] Emery’s confidence, I may have a chance of going to the Euros.”
When pressed on whether or not he will leave Real Madrid, he replied: “I never thought of leaving permanently. My goal is to succeed at Real Madrid. I’m going to fight to fulfil my dream.
“A player is not happy if he doesn’t play, but when he feels important and does, then he is happy.
“Obviously I have been at Real Madrid. I have learnt from the best and I have won trophies, but it is easier when you play matches.
“I’m happy and I feel important [at Arsenal], with room for improvement to play at the Euros next year.”
OK, so there you have it. Ceballos makes it clear he never thought of leaving permanently and his goal is to succeed as Real Madrid.
Based on his latest comments I would suggest it is unlikely that Ceballos will be staying in North London next season.