The footballer is set to play in the European Under-21 Championship, representing Spain against Italy today.
Jesus Vallejo has been playing for Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid for the last two seasons.
And he feels he’s getting better and better, and all thanks to the way Los Merengues work.
He’s now representing Italy in the European Under-21 Championship.
“We have a lot of desire. We’ve prepared well both in Las Rozas and now in Italy. We really want to start,” he told Marca.
“As the coach always says and as we’ve seen, they’re similar to us and have a solid defense.”
“They’ve players with a lot of quality and are fast up top,” he added.
“I’m happy to be here and thankful for the minutes and games that I played at the end of the season to be here.”
“I’ve trained very well for months and I feel good and prepared,” he continued.
“I’ve learned a lot in training. I’m a better player because I’ve trained with the best at Real Madrid.”
He concluded: “We have to show that we’ve all progressed, that we’re here to do our best. It’s what I do week to week and when I play it’s my job to do my best.”
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 15, 2019