'It's not a holiday, we've come here to work'

Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin

With our training camp in Dubai coming to a close, Hector Bellerin has revealed what our first-team squad has gained from the trip.

Our Spanish right back has thoroughly enjoyed his time in the UAE, but says the work done on the training pitch has taken precedence.

"For us it’s very important that, when you’ve had so many games, to have a break like this to recharge our batteries and also have some team bonding," Bellerin said. "Everything about it is really positive, I’m happy and all the boys are really happy as well. After the staff came in it’s also a chance to get together, not just with the people you play with, but with the people you work with every single day. Overall it’s been very good. 

"We’re very grateful that Emirates arranged for us to come here and have these amazing facilities. This is the second time I’ve come here and last time I came I was going through my rehab, and they made it really easy for me to get better. It is also great to train with this great weather and with people around us, and everything is taking place for us. 

"It’s not a holiday, we’ve come to work and they’ve made it very good for us to be here and also to enjoy our time.

"[I admire] the innovation of the city, it is always into the future and that’s the way you evolve as a society and humanity," he added.

"Also, the fact that we’ve come from a place that is always raining every day so coming here and having the time when you get the hours after training and you can be in the sun, that's always great."


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