Alena: I hope these six months can be full of glory for Real Betis
Carles Alena was officially presented by Real Betis on Wednesday, as he prepares to spend the rest of the season on loan at the Andalusian club.
The midfielder is on loan from Barcelona and has already made his first appearance for Real Betis, doing so in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Alaves, and he is determined to make his half a season at the Estadio Benito Villamarin a successful one.
«I hope these six months can be full of glory for Real Betis,»he said.
«When you come here you see how big Real Betis is as a club.
«It’s a difficult feeling to explain.
«I’m excited to live this in such a spectacular city, it’s a dream.
«I hope we achieve great things as a group and push Real Betis forward.»
He was asked if he could see himself staying beyond his loan deal.
«You never know in football, we’ll see what happens later,» Alena said.
«Right now I’m focussed on Real Betis and on giving my best.
«I was clear that coming here was the best thing for me and my play.»
He also opened up on his departure from Barcelona, where he hardly played in the first half of the season.
«I don’t know if Ernesto Valverde was surprised or not,» the midfielder stated.
«I told him I wanted to go to Real Betis, but I didn’t think it would be so quick.»