Royston Drenthecareer did not quite go according to plan. sign for RealMadrid caused a lot of hype in 2007, but it never lived up to expectations.
Now 35 Drenthe plays with Racing Meridaexcept that even some of the most knowledgeable football fans can be forgiven for not knowing.
“I wasn’t ready to be a pro” Drenthe — admitted La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I thought I was a god, but I also loved to party, and if you want to be on top, you can’t mix the two.
Drenthe then discussed that in 2007 to move to RealMadridand knows he did something wrong.
“It was 2007 and I was 20” Drenthe remembered. “I was at the peak of my career. It was a crazy feeling that is hard to explain.
“I dreamed of entering this dressing room. These are memories that I will never forget and will always be in my heart.
“There is a player’s life, and there is a personal life. They can be mixed point by point. The most difficult thing for me was to understand that I must immediately change my life.
“Now I understand that I did everything wrong, I made mistakes. Life is short and you have to be professional.”
Drentheno matter what, says his “dream came true” when he joined Real Madrid and singled out some people as most helpful.
“Raoul was a real example.” Drenthe added. “Michael Salgado was like a brother Guti was my father.
“I don’t want to say that my career was a disaster. I had many good times. I was very happy, I played for the best club of all time – RealMadrid. No one can take this from me.
“I will always have RealMadrid in my heart. I RealMadrid fan.”