Jose Maria Gutierrez ‘Guti’, former player of the Real Madrid and currently the team’s coach, he gave an interview to the newspaper El País in which he takes stock of his career as a coach and where he assures that the white club is not seen again.
“I think I have the doors of Madrid closed. Not for my part, for theirs ”, he assures Guti, pointing directly to the club. “As a coach, they did not give me the opportunity to show in Castilla that one day I could make the leap to Real Madrid”.
“It was the right time to go out. He had already been two years in youth A. The first was very good and the second not so much, he needed a greater challenge. I did not leave because they did not give me the Castile. I’m leaving because Real Madrid and the Castile they had their benches filled and I wanted to continue advancing in my career. If I had continued one more year in Juvenil A, I would have taken a step backwards “, indicates the coach, who also worked as an assistant in the Besiktas.
“You never know”, he replies Guti when questioned about the opportunity to catch Castilla when they dismissed Lopetegui and go up to Solar. “It happens because there are dismissals, Solar went up to the first team and they gave him the Castile a Raul. If I had stayed, to Lopetegui it would have been very good and Solar would have stayed two more years in the Castile. What would I have done, stay two more years at the Juvenile? In life you always have to go where you think is best for you ”. “When you are in Madrid you are in a bubble and when you leave you realize that it is not the reality of football, or the daily life of a former player”, says the former coach of the Almeria.
Guti He also reviewed his time as a player of the Madrid, where he alternated substitutions with titles during his 15 seasons. “My substitutions were in the Madrid, not in a Second B. Being a substitute in Madrid coming from the quarry and playing with the players I have played … for me it was milk. I could have played 700 games elsewhere and it would never have been the same. I prefer mine ”, he recalls, although he has the thorn of not having played a single minute in the three finals that Madrid played in his playing stage. “The third was the most painful, but still I feel like the champion, even if they want to play the finals.