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Saul grateful despite ‘complicated’ Chelsea loan

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Despite a tricky loan spell at Chelsea, Saul aims to use the experience to his advantage upon returning to parent club Atletico Madrid.

Saul Niguez is eager to demonstrate his growth upon returning to Atletico Madrid after a “complicated” loan spell at Chelsea last season.

Despite racking up 24 appearances across all competitions.

The midfielder endured a problematic temporary stint with the two-time Champions League winners.

Indeed, he made just five starts in the Premier League.

While only completing a full 90 minutes on three occasions under Thomas Tuchel.

Nevertheless, Saul insists that his stint with the Blues was a hugely beneficial experience for him.

And upon returning to his parent club, the Spain international hopes to use those learnings to his advantage as he fights for a place on Diego Simeone’s side.

Saul told the club’s official website:

“I’m looking forward to coming back home, and I’m mentally at my best.

“I know that I come from a loan period in which I haven’t had many minutes,

“And that I have to work hard, persevere and make a lot of sacrifices to get a place in the team.

“There is a very high level of competition; we have an enormously competitive team.

“I can only be grateful to all the people at Chelsea for their trust.

“And to my team-mates for making the year so easy for me and helping me, and to Atleti for making it easier.

“I come with a lot of humility, thinking about working and helping the team in whatever way I can and from wherever I can.

“I really want to show that, despite having had a complicated year,

it has been very good for me to improve and grow in many aspects, both sporting and personal.”

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