One of Arsenal’s brightest players, Santi Cazorla, recalled his time in the club, noting he regrets never being able to part ways like he intended to.
Nothing hurts more than a closure you never got to have, and Santi Cazorla knows this the best. The midfielder, who reached his player peak in Arsenal, regrets he couldn’t say goodbye to all his fans before leaving.
Namely, Cazorla still feels attached to the club’s fans and cannot come at peace with never parting ways with them rightfully.
Cazorla moved on from Arsenal, finding his future in Villareal and also scored a place in Spain’s national team. Still, leaving Arsenal out of the blue has left him emotionally scarred.
Interestingly enough, Cazorla only played 11 games for the Gunners and skipped the entire 2017/18 season.
“I have always noted the warmth of the Arsenal fans,” he said, as per Standard.
“If there is one thing I have taken from there it is the warmth of the people, and the worst thing is that I wasn’t able to say goodbye to them on the pitch.”
Now, playing qualifications with Spain’s national team, Cazorla is looking forward to giving his best.
“It was hard for me to take in for several days,” he analyzed. “I was training and it came as a shock.
“As time went by, I saw it as a new challenge. I’m one of the veterans here and I’m trying to bring that experience to help the young players.”
“It was something unthinkable to return to the national team,” Cazorla noted.
“I just hoped to play again. It’s a dream that was very far away, but one that I am realizing now.”
Some would say it’s not worth crying over spilled milk, but we are talking about football here, and Cazorla’s remarks stand valid.