Granero: Leaving Real was not traumatic

Queens Park Rangers' Esteban Granero has denied that he was unhappy to leave Real Madrid.

Football News: Esteban Granero

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

After preserving their status as a Premier League club at the end of the last campaign, Queens Park Rangers went on a buying spree this summer. Several experienced names like Jose Bosingwa, Park Ji-Sung and Julio Cesar signed for Mark Hughes' side, but it was the capture of Granero delighted fans the most.

The Spaniard was a product of the youth system of La Liga champions Real Madrid. However, he struggled to break into Jose Mourinho's star-studded line-up during the four years he spent with the first team.

Speaking to Marca, Granero revealed he had put his time with Los Blancos behind him, and was eager to make his mark in England.

"Leaving Real Madrid hasn't caused me any trauma. I trained from when I was eight years old thinking about making a place for myself in the first team, but in the end I didn't manage it," Granero reflected.

"Now I'm involved in a project which I've been on board with since speaking to the coach and the manager. I'm impressed by everything about the club and London, which is an impressive city with a mix of many cultures."

The midfielder also indicated that years of playing in the Spanish league had left him weary of the tiki-taka football typically employed there.

"I like the pace of British football as I find slow play and too much tiki-taka boring," Granero shared.

"I always thought that I would end up playing in the Premier League."

QPR welcome Chelsea to Loftus Road for their league fixture this weekend.



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