Alaves midfielder Marcos Llorente has voiced his frustration at not being able to line-up against parent club Real Madrid due to a clause in his loan deal.
The 21-year-old midfielder is enjoying a season-long loan spell at the newly-promoted club having made his debut for Los Blancos last season after graduating through the Castilla youth system at the club but spoke to AS of his disappointment at missing Saturday's league clash.
"It's really annoying," lamented Llorente – who has been voiced as a possible long-term replacement for the currently injured Casemiro.
"When I signed the loan deal I knew that I was not going to play these games, but preferred not to think about it. I understand I am a Madrid player and the decision they took.
"During preseason, my intention was to stay but I spoke with (Madrid director) Jose Angel Sanchez, with Zidane and my family, and decision was taken to go on loan.
“The idea was to play at least 30 games, and I am playing a good bit here. Next summer we will see what happens.
"When I return to Madrid I want to have a chance to win a place in the team, to be a starter," he said. "I don't want to be on the bench, in case somebody gets injured or something happens. I want to fight for a place. I don't want to be the new Casemiro, or the new Kroos, I want to be Marcos Llorente."