De Gea: I hope I’m this lucky at the club level
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea got his first start of the season in Spain’s 0-1 win over Macedonia to secure qualification for the Euro 2016 tournament and hopes he can get his starting place back at Old Trafford.
In his post-match interview, De Gea spoke about being named the starter over Iker Casillas after having failed to find his way back onto the Manchester United squad during the Real Madrid transfer saga and hopes it will be a jumping off point to get his starting place back at the club level.
“I was really eager to play. Now I need to continue working hard and we’ll see if I have the same luck at the club level.
“We knew going into this match that they’d make things difficult for us and they did, especially playing at their home stadium. Juan [Mata] scored a great goal and we eared three very important points.”
De Gea then spoke about his future after his failed transfer to Real Madrid on the final day of the summer transfer deadline.
“My future is going to be the same as it is right now: being calm, continue working hard and improving. Basically, enjoying my football. I’m happy.”
De Gea concluded by thanking all the fans and his teammates for their continued support following his failed transfer.
“The support I’ve received has been very important. I have incredible teammates and I’m very grateful to everyone.”
De Gea is hoping that he will be able to be reinstated into the Manchester United squad and claim his starting goalkeeper spot from Argentine stopper Sergio Romero.