Dani Ceballos admits Arsenal debut against Burnley was ‘special’ after man-of-the-match display

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 18 Aug 2019 12:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link702Shares Ceballos provided assists for both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Burnley (Picture: Getty)He told Arsenal’s website: ‘The most important thing in football is to win. When you have a great game and can help the team to get the victory, you feel satisfaction to know that you’re going home calmly and with the work done.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The truth is that for me it has been one of the most special days of my life. I think that by starting at home with a win, and with this passion shown at the end of the match, I think it will be hard for me to forget this day.’Ceballos has long been considered one of Spanish football’s brightest young prospects but he found first-team football difficult to come by at Real Madrid following a big-money move from Real Betis in 2017.Although Ceballos reportedly intends to establish himself at Real Madrid long-term he insisted he is keen to reward Arsenal’s faith in his abilities by delivering further impressive performances for the club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe added: ‘I really want this year to truly demonstrate the football that I have inside.‘I have a lot of enthusiasm for this season and to be able to give a lot of joy to this club. The confidence they have in me, I want to return it to them with my performances.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Dani Ceballos impressed during his first start for Arsenal against Burnley (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos has claimed that Saturday was one of the ‘most special’ days of his life after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley.The 23-year-old joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in July and after featuring as a substitute in the opening day win over Newcastle was handed his first start against Burnley.Ceballos responded to Unai Emery’s decision to start him with an exceptional all-round display from central midfield, capped off by providing both assists for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.It was a result that maintained Arsenal’s 100% start to the Premier League campaign and Ceballos admitted that it was an unforgettable experience for him.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Dani Ceballos admits Arsenal debut against Burnley was ‘special’ after man-of-the-match displaylast_img read more

LA Dodgers, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes renew player development contract

first_imgBy all accounts, it’s been a good relationship and both sides want it to continue for at least two more years.The Quakes and Dodgers announced Thursday an extension of their player development contract for two more years, through 2018. It had been set to expire at the end of the 2016 season. PDCs are set to expire after even-numbered seasons and can be renewed for either two or four years.Dodgers Director of Player Development Gabe Kapler said it was an easy decision to renew with the Quakes.“First, the fans are sensational,” Kapler said. “We want a good atmosphere for developing players and we have that here. Second, Grant (Riddle, Quakes vice president/general manager) and Brent (Miles, Quakes president) have been great to work with.” The Dodgers announced last week they had agreed to two-year extensions with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Double-A Tulsa, and low Single-A Great Lakes. Kapler didn’t give a reason as to why a Quakes agreement took another week to announce, but said there were no delays.“We just took a look to see what time would be best to make this announcement,” Kapler said.Kapler said that rookie-level Ogden is the only current affiliate that has not yet been renewed.The Quakes, who moved from San Bernardino for the 1993 season, spent eight seasons as a San Diego Padres affiliate and 10 seasons as an Angels affiliate before becoming a Dodgers affiliate beginning in the 2011 season.In the first five years affiliated with the Dodgers, the Quakes made the playoffs three times, and won the second California League title in their history last season. If the 2016 season ended today, the Quakes would be in the playoffs again. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more