Patrick Ebert faced up to a barrage of questions on his future after Real Valladolid’s condemnation of his meeting with Atletico Madrid’s sporting director.
As it happened, Ebert was also sent to face the media after training yesterday evening.
“I am not talking about next year. At the weekend we lost a game [to Osasuna]. If you want to talk about the match I will, but nothing else,” the 26-year-old responded, as he was inevitably asked many times about his future.
“I want to talk about the game, if there are no questions about the game, I will go.
“I am here right now, I am a player of this club and I will give everything for this club. I always give 100 per cent in every training session and every game.”
Miroslav Djukic quipped at the weekend that after Ebert’s performance in the team’s 3-1 defeat at home to Osasuna that no-one would want to sign him in the summer.
“That is the opinion of the Coach. I know I did my best, but everyone knows that it was my first match in two months.
“I think people should have respect because I played 70 minutes, I gave my best, but usually after two months out injured, you cannot be perfect.
“Maybe I did not need to play 70 minutes. In the second half I was tired. I should have come off sooner and I said earlier in the week that it was better for me to not play from the start, but the Coach wanted me to play and I cannot say anything. I need a couple of weeks to be back to my best.
“I know that fans and journalists expected me to come back and score two goals and make three assists and in the next game score four goals, it is normal.
“In Spain, the people build you up. You can write whatever you want about me. I do not care as I will always do my best. Maybe it is good for you, maybe not.”