Sergio Reguilon has hit the ground running at Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. The left back has immediately been inserted into the starting line-up and has already delivered two assists. The quick transitions and more open nature of English football has only further accented Reguilon’s talents. His speed, relentless engine, well timed deliveries from the left flank, and the disciplined timing of his attacking runs have already been highlighted since his move. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Sergio Reguilon talked about his quick adaptation to England, his admiration for Mourinho before the move, and the importance of Real Madrid in his development.
Adaptation to England and Spurs:
“Since I arrived here, the truth is the club has surprised me in a very good way. The training facilities, my team-mates, everything. The stadium is insane. I have really enjoyed it so far.”
“I think I am improving with every game as I get more and more used to the competition. I want to keep growing, on a personal level as well as in footballing terms. The manager is giving me a lot of advice and I am gaining a lot of experience, but for me, honestly, the most important thing is that the team does well.
“He is a world-class manager and he was very important in my decision to come,” Reguilon revealed.
“I was very young, still a caterano in the academy, and I never had the good fortune of meeting him. But I have great memories of that period. In my house, we were all big fans of Mourinho.”
Gareth Bale’s Impact
“I spoke with Bale when I was in Madrid. He told me what it was like at Tottenham. It was helpful for me to come here with someone who was already a team-mate. I could ask him things, like how certain things were going to work.”
“The truth is he helped me a lot and so have the others. Since the first day, all my team-mates have welcomed me very nicely. They are always coming to me asking if there’s anything I need, or if there’s anything they can do, and they have helped me on the pitch too.
“Bit by bit, I am getting to know them more as people, not just as players I know from the PlayStation or the television. Now, they are all in contact with me and I know them better. That really helps.”
Development at Real Madrid
“Real Madrid is the club where I was made, the club where I grew up, and I would be nothing without them,” he says.
“It’s very difficult to go from the academy to the first team at Real Madrid. You have the best players in the world there and the level needed to get into the squad is very high. You have to believe in yourself, to know how to fight, and to get that little bit of luck that every player needs in his career.”
“Leaving was a difficult step to take but it’s one you have to take at one point or another and, for me, I think it was the right time. It’s tough to leave your family and everything, but this league, for me, is the best in the world and I am very happy here. Now I just want to focus on trying to help this club win trophies.”