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Carlos Vela hints at Real Sociedad stay

by Tom Conn | Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014

Real Sociedad striker, Carlos Vela recently gushed over the life he has found in San Sebastian and despite the fact that Arsenal will likely pay his €4 million buy-back option, the Mexican goal-scorer seems certain to reject a move back to London.


In an interview with BeIN Sports, Vela spoke about how he was immediately embraced by the entire community upon his arrival to Real Sociedad two years ago and admitted that he prefers the lifestyle in the north of Spain to that in London.

“The majority of the players are from the youth system and this has turned the dressing room into something more familiar.  The atmosphere is great to the point where after training; we make plans with each other.  We’re always trying to make the teammate next to you, better and you can see this in every game.

“I never felt comfortable in London and I never enjoyed it.  However, when I got to Donostia (San Sebastian) I found a place where I was very happy, where I’m enjoying myself every day.”

Vela went on to discuss the differences between English football and Spanish football.

“The English game is very straightforward.  Here, the difference is that there are more touches of the ball and the benefits me.

“I don’t consider myself passionate about football.  I like playing and I want to keep improving every day.  After that, I’ll welcome whatever comes.”

Vela concluded by stating that despite the fact he turned down their offer to join them at the 2014 World Cup, he will continue cheering on ‘El Tri’ this summer in Brazil.

“I hope Mexico gets really far in this World Cup, because, as a Mexican, I want Mexico to win, so we can celebrate our national team.

“When you’re far away from your family, you value every moment you live.  I’m very much living in the present and what I’m doing today.”

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