“I would like to return to Madrid and compete for number one …”

first_imgIf you return to Madrid, will have Thibaut Courtois ahead who, after a start shrouded in doubts, has settled in the Madrid goal and has already worn the hero cape in more than one match. Lunin confessed his admiration for the Belgian: “He has a level. It is very clear. Without good qualities, he would not play for Real Madrid. I like many things about him. But for example, one is that it has height, almost two meters. A little like me (measures 1.91), although a little more. And I like how he uses it, you know? With flat balls. In short, to not explain much to you, I like how he uses his height in goal.His signing in 2018Lunin officially became a Real Madrid goalkeeper on June 22, 2018. The Chamartín club paid 8.5 million to FC Zorya Luhansk. The agreement was part of this new white policy for attracting young talent to shield the future. This is how the Ukrainian, in Real Madridista, relates how his transfer was conceived: “First is what the club director, the director of my club in Ukraine, told me, who told me that Real Madrid was interested in me and wanted to sign me. When I heard it … I felt different sensations. I was happy and a little worried because it’s a great level, you know? But it is a dream, a child’s dream and I was happy, very happy. And I said that of course I was and that I was not interested in other options. And what happened next … I arrived in Madrid, I spoke with the club, with the coaches, directors, with the president, I did the medical examination and we signed the contract. He had two or three incredible days to live. The first days I lived in Valdebebas, the rooms were very comfortable and very cozy, there is everything for work, for development. There is everything for everything. I also remember my first game at the Santiago Bernabéu, I played 20 minutes, I think. An impressive atmosphere, people squeeze us a lot and support us a lot. The stadium, I repeat, the atmosphere, everything, everything incredible. This feeling of playing with the best players in the world is impressive. A show (laughs) ”. A show that Lunin wants to live in a future week after week although, at the moment, he does not know where the next season will be. Real Madrid is still waiting for Andriy Lunin (21 years old) although the latter does not lose hope of one day succeeding under the sticks of the Santiago Bernabéu. “Of course I see myself as a Real Madrid goalkeeper. If I did not see it, there is no sense in coming to Madrid. It wouldn’t make sense to come to this club. I see it, I do my best to achieve this goal. When, I don’t know. And when this moment comes, I am convinced that it will be one of the best moments of my life, even the best ”, the Ukrainian goalkeeper has told Real Madridista magazine.With Lunin the plans outlined at first by Real Madrid were not fulfilled. Recorded in 2018 as a great goalkeeper project for 8.5 million, he yielded to Leganés to take flight in First but was a substitute for Cuéllar and only played seven games in which he received seven goals. The white club made another loan attempt so that its player continued cooking in Spain, but the recipe was cut. With the Gold Glove title of the last U-20 World Cup under his arm, Madrid yielded him again. ANDn this second time he went to Valladolid but he broke the deal in the past winter market because he did not play (he only participated 210 minutes in the Copa del Rey) and what is not wanted in Concha Espina is that the projection of one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe is cut off ( “Why they didn’t trust me is a question that is not for me, it is for the Valladolid coaches”). So they went back to find a team to go on loan: Oviedo, in the Second Division, where they are playing regularly: nine games and the starting nine (they scored 10 goals). But now it has once again suffered a slowdown due to this breakdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Will Lunin be part of Real Madrid next season? The Ukrainian confesses not knowing what will become of him: “I don’t know. I really don’t know now. We’ll see. Of course I would like to return to Madrid and compete for the number 1. But we will see a little later what the coach considers and what will happen with this quarantine situation, which I hope all goes well ”.last_img

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