Rayo Vallecano attacker Raul de Tomas has scored eight goals this 2018-19 season when most fans and reporters expected him to be Real Madrid’s backup striker. De Tomas talked to AS this week about why he decided to leave the club this past summer.
“I left because of a gut feeling. I traveled with the team to the pre-season stage, I felt well and I got excited picturing myself playing for the club. The days went by and I noticed some things. Perhaps a certain coach wants you to be there but only if you accept a certain role. Some players would accept that role but I did not want to. I have improved as a player by competing consistently and I wouldn’t have had the chances I wanted in Madrid,” said De Tomas.
He was also asked about Real Madrid’s current strikers.
“Things happen. I’ve scored more goals until now, but who knows what will happen next week. Madrid create six or seven chances every game and they are not lucky right now, but those players will end up scoring goals. It’s normal,” added the striker.
De Tomas is on a loan deal with Rayo, so Madrid could decide to keep him next summer.