Marcos Llorente ‘delighted’ with debut

Marcos Llorente ‘delighted’ with debut


Real Madrid youngster Marcos Llorente says he is delighted to have finally made his official debut for the club.

The midfielder, who normally features for the Real Madrid Castilla side, took part in this summer’s tour to Australia and China and got plenty of exposure within the first team set up.

And on Saturday he made his first appearance for the club in an official game coming on as a 77th minute substitute for Mateo Kovacic in the 3-0 win over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Speaking after the match, a glowing Llorente said he was delighted with how things had gone and thanked the first teamers for being so welcoming.

“I am very happy. I had already played in several games during the preseason, but today was my official debut and I am very happy with how my teammates treated me. I want to thank the coaching staff for the opportunity,” he said.

And he added: “There are always nerves at the start but when you get on the pitch you just feel like any other player. I played like I always play for Castilla and things went well. Whenever we play the fans really help us and I was surprised when I came on how much that really encouraged me.”

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