Real Madrid home-grown defender Diego Llorente, who is spending a season on loan at Rayo Vallecano, has confessed he dreams of playing for Los Blancos first team.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca the Spaniard was asked about that possibility: “I will give my best to fulfill this dream I’ve had since I was a child, which is playing for Real Madrid, the team that has seen me grown since I was an Under-9.”
The current Rayo man explained his days at Real Madrid Castilla under Zidane’s management were a great experience: “Zidane was one of the reasons I stayed at Castilla, despite having offers from other teams. It was a unique opportunity to have him as a manager. I learnt a lot, because he would talk a lot to us and I remember every counsel he gave me word by word.”
Llorente made his debut for the first team under Jose Mourinho and he has good memories of the Portuguese coach: “People have an image of him that is wrong. For example, in a match against Real Sociedad, Adan was sent off when I was going to come in the field, and the day after I was training with the first team and he came to explain himself. As a youngster, I didn’t think he had to, but he had that gesture. Those are personal details that people don’t see but can leave a mark on you.”