Dani Ceballos reveals Jurgen Klopp was the reason why he chose Arsenal over Liverpool. The Spaniard is currently on loan at the Emirates.
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos revealed that current European champions Liverpool were among the clubs interested in tying him to a loan deal. In the end however, the Spaniard chose to go to Arsenal till the end of the season instead.
In an interview with Spanish publication Marca, Ceballos was asked about his time at North London. He spoke of Liverpool’s alleged pursuit of himself in the same interview and revealed that the difference in the managers effected his choice at the end.
Dani Ceballos reveals Jurgen Klopp was the reason why he chose Arsenal over Liverpool
“That a club like Liverpool loves you is a pride, but my decision was to go to Arsenal because Emery grabbed my hand and told me to go together,” Ceballos said.
“Klopp is a great coach but you have to see the game philosophy of each team.
“Right now, players of my philosophy of play wouldn’t fit in a team like Liverpool in the best possible way. But that you are related to the greats is because you are doing things right.”
The Spaniard was a regular under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery. However, injuries and Emery’s sacking has changed his fortunes at the club. Ceballos has made a solitary appearance under new manager Mikel Arteta.
Despite this, Ceballos has said that chose not to leave the club in January because he still has a point to prove.
“Arsenal took a chance on me and you have to return that trust through work to turn the situation around,” Ceballos said.
“If I do that, return from injury and help the team achieve its objectives, it will leave a better feeling than if I had taken the coward’s way out and left.
“I want to restore confidence because I think it is time to step forward. It seems silly but Arsenal fans have a song dedicated to me.
“Only three or four players have their own song and they have been there for many years. I feel very loved. The fans are always supporting me.”
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