Hector Bellerin says that he’s happy in London and at Arsenal, despite purported interest from Barcelona, and has paid tribute to his teammates for their part in his development.
The young Spaniard was named in the PFA Players Team of the Season after a campaign of progression and consistency at right back. And although he’s yet to make his full international debut has been called up to the Spanish pre-tournament Euro 2016 squad for some upcoming friendly games.
Asked about his future last week, he said, “I say it every day, for me my home is in England.
“I’ve been there many years now, my family is there, I’m living with my girlfriend. I’m very happy there, and I just don’t see myself anywhere else but Arsenal.”
On being named in the team of the year, he continued, “I’m very happy because it’s a prize voted for by the other players and trainers. These are people who know a lot about football and that they’ve chosen me as the best right bacj of the season gives me a lot of pride.
“Because of that I have to say thanks to my teammates who have made everything much easier.”
Bellerin is a former Barcelona boy, of course, and was asked what it was like to play against them at the Camp Nou this season.
“Barcelona was the club where I grew up from a very small boy, from the age of 8. My dream was to play for Barcelona and at the Camp Nou. I ended up playing there in a different shirt!
“It was very special and very nice.”
They haven’t yet started prattling on about his DNA, but we’re sure that will come in time. In the meantime, he sounds perfectly happy in England and at Arsenal, so let’s hope that’s the case for years to come.
And when you look at his Instagram, he looks like he and his girlfriend and his dog are having a good time.