Theo Hernandez hits back at Real Madrid critics

Former Real Madrid defender Theo Hernandez has responded to criticism about his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Hernandez, who joined Serie A side AC Milan in the summer in a €20M deal from Los Blancos, believes he was treated unfairly during his time in Madrid.

The 22-year old made 13 appearance in the 2017-18 season, before being loaned to Real Sociedad for the 2018-19 campaign, before being told he was surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane this summer.

"I was known as a bad boy, he told an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I was insulted and criticised at Real Madrid.

"Of course I made mistakes, but I believe I have matured as a person.

"I am not the wild character I am portrayed as, in fact I prefer to spend time at home with my dogs and watching television."

The French U20 international added that he is enjoying life in Milan, and has no regrets about leaving Madrid, and is hopeful that the club can see a return to European glory in the near future.

Hernandez has started five of Milan's Serie A games so far this season, with manager Stefano Pioli experimenting between utilising him as a full back and a wing back.

Tags AC Milan Theo Hernandez