Marcos Alonso has opened up about his ‘complicated’ past at Chelsea following a fine start to the new campaign under current boss Thomas Tuchel.
Alonso arrived at Stamford Bridge from Italian club Fiorentina in 2016, before becoming a major part of the Blues successes in the following three seasons, in which time they won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League titles.
But the Spain left-back struggled for game time throughout club icon Frank Lampard’s one-and-a-half year tenure at the club as well as during Tuchel’s early months in charge last season, with former Leicester defender Ben Chilwell often selected ahead of him in the starting XI.
However, Alonso has been favoured ahead of the England international so far this term, starting six of a possible seven top flight games.
Despite the difficult times, the former Sunderland and Bolton defender has always remained confident that things would turn around for him.
‘The truth is that yes, it has been complicated in the past. It is something that happens to all footballers at one point in their career, that you have a coach who does not count on you or you are not to their liking,’ he said.
‘But I have always tried to do my best. I showed even when playing with Frank Lampard at that time that I was ready to help the team.’
When asked about Tuchel’s style of play, Alonso explained why it is different to former Blues boss Antonio Conte, who the Spaniard also played under at Stamford Bridge.
‘If we compare with Conte, who also played with the system of five defenders, we have even more freedom now to arrive in attacking positions and a little less defensive responsibility, but it depends on the rival and the game,’ he added.
The 30-year-old’s performances so far this term have earned him a recall…
Source : metro