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Marcos Llorente reveals his idol and says he will be patient

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Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente officially signed his contract extension with the club this Sunday, barely 24 hours after coming off the bench to secure Real’s 1-2 win against Alaves.

During the press conference, he revealed his idol as a player.

“My footballing idol is Xabi Alonso and I hope to win as many titles as I can with Real Madrid,” said the player, who plays the same position as Alonso.

He also said that he has not been discouraged by his early lack of minutes this season, which has been somewhat surprising considering how well he performed for Alaves last year.

“It is difficult to get minutes here and I didn't come in with a preordained idea of how much I would play. I just came in wanting to grow and get to train with these players,” he added.

“I am thrilled to extend my contract with Real Madrid. I dreamed of playing here when I was little and it is the club of my life and all of my family. I can’t wait to grow with this club but I must be patient. I am young and I know there is strong competition here, I'm hoping to learn as I go,” said Llorente about Real Madrid.

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