Marcos Llorente: “I’m really happy I joined Atlético and have no regrets.”

Speaking in an exclusive interview with AS, Marcos Llorente admitted 2020 has been his best year in football.

2020 for Llorente

It’s been the best year for me as a footballer, not just because of what happened at Anfield, which was the most special night of my career, but for the consistency after that game too. After the lockdown I played an important part in the team, qualifying for the Champions League and we weren’t in the top four before the pause, due to the pandemic. This season has been the same, I’m doing my bit for the team and playing well so I’d say it has been my best year.

On the differences between Real Madrid and Atlético

Well, one plays in white and the other in red and white! They are both huge clubs that are fighting for titles every year. I was at Real Madrid and now I’m at Atlético with different teammates, a different manager, at a different club. What I can say now is that I’m really happy at Atlético, we’re a very united family with a very tight squad and we show that on the pitch, the backroom staff, the players, the people at the club, physios, kit people… everybody gets along with each other and that makes for a positive atmosphere every day. I’m really happy I joined Atlético and have no regrets.

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