‘I’d lost confidence at Madrid’

Getafe forward Pedro Leon has taken the opportunity to hit out at Real Madrid for having him ‘lose confidence in himself’.

The attacking midfielder endured an indifferent spell on the books at Los Blancos during the 2010-11 campaign, before two seasons on loan back with Getafe were made permanent last summer.

After scoring his first two goals of the season in Week 8’s 3-1 win over Real Betis, the 26-year-old mused on how far he has come since working at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“In Madrid I had lost confidence in myself, I could not find a point at which to get out of the hole,” Leon told Al Primer Toque this week.

“At moments I felt mistreated. When I left the club, I said what I had to say. I do not blame Mourinho for those bad times, I am dedicated to working and to getting as high as possible.

“I do not want to talk about Mourinho, he is in England I am at Getafe.

“I consider myself privileged, I suffered a lot, I struggled greatly to get out of this hole.

“It was two very bad years, there have been moments of much suffering and I have not found an explanation.”

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