Bryan Gil has admitted that he is enjoying his football at Sevilla so much that he simply does not want the season to come to an end.
After continuing to struggle for game time at Tottenham in the first part of this season, the winger has been getting regular minutes under his belt since his return to Sevilla on loan in January.
The 22-year-old has already made a difference in a couple of matches for Jorge Sampaoli’s side, including setting up Erik Lamela’s match-winner against Almeria on Sunday.
Gil has now admitted that he is now in a much better place mentally and is growing in confidence as a result of having the manager’s trust in Seville.
The on-loan Tottenham man told Sevilla FC TV’s A Balon Parado: “I think summer is coming and the season is over. I don’t want it to come [to an end]. Our heads are too busy with the situation to think about summer.
“It doesn’t matter if I earn more or less, that my parents do not lack anything is the first thing. I’ve always told my agent that I always want to play, no matter where, if it’s at Sevilla then much better, when you feel important is when you play. In the elite everyone has talent, but confidence is what gives you the extra point.”
Gil perhaps never quite managed to adapt to the physical demands of Premier League football after arriving at Spurs in 2021 but the winger insisted that he learned a lot from working under Antonio Conte.
He said regarding his move to Tottenham: “It changed my life. I wanted to try myself in the Premier League and although Conte likes more physical players, I learned a lot from him.”
The Spanish international also revealed that he came close to returning to Valencia last summer, only for Spurs’ stance to suddenly change at the last minute.
“In the summer I was close to going to Valencia,” he added
“From there, they let me go now. It was all very fast, although I told my representative that until I signed, I was not going to believe it after what happened in the summer (with those at Mestalla). In summer it was, I don’t know, 24 hours, the radical change, from a yes to a no.”
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Based on the various interviews that Gil has been giving since his January move, it is pretty clear that the winger is not particularly keen on returning to Spurs in the summer.
I wonder if that would persuade the North London club to bite the bullet and cash in on the 22-year-old despite his obvious talent.
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