Arsenal loan midfielder Dani Ceballos has asked for forgiveness for anything he did wrong during his spell with Real Betis.
After spending time with Sevilla and Utrera early in his youth career, Dani Ceballos joined Real Betis in 2011. He spent six years from the club, progressing from the youth teams to the Betis B team and eventually making over 100 appearances for the first team.
In 2017, aged just 20, Ceballos left for Real Madrid and signed a six-year contract. Some of the Betis fans felt that he messed the club around in contract negotiations and left via the back door, though the player has always denied this.
All the same, Ceballos’ relationship with the Betis supporters is strained at best, and he often faces whistles and boos when he plays against them. The 23-year-old sought to repair the damage in an interview over the international break.
“I think that as time goes by things will calm down a bit,” Ceballos said (via Fichajes). “I hope that Betis fans, if at any time something I did bothered them, it’s a good time to ask for forgiveness.
“I always did everything with my heart, Betis was the club that gave me the opportunity to grow as a footballer and I have nothing to reproach but the other way around: to thank them for everything they did for me.”
Ceballos hasn’t had the most successful time since leaving Betis, having a couple of seasons with Real Madrid where he didn’t play as much as he’d like followed by his current loan to Arsenal.
Where the midfielder’s career goes next will largely depend on how the remainder of the season goes, so it’s up to him to make a good impression.