Saúl Ñíguez Quotes

Hard things make me happy. You get upset, but you mature and improve: the quicker you reach your best level, the longer you stay there. They say players peak at 28; I wanted to be there at 22, 23.

Fulham wanted me when I was 16. They were in the Premier League at the time with Mark Hughes, and I was close to going.

What doesn't kill you

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?’ In my case, I suppose it’s not just a cliche.

I want challenges that really test me, very difficult ones. I was the same as a kid: when you play with players your own age, it doesn’t bring out your best.

At Atletico, I always played with older players, sometimes out of position. I’d keep going back until I beat them.

At Atletico, I always played with older players, sometimes out of position. I’d keep going back until I beat them.

I don't see myself outside

I don’t see myself outside Atletico; something very surprising would have to happen.

I have improved a lot, but I would like to improve more, to be better defensively and understand the play better.

Sometimes you lose the head a bit, and lose your position, when you should be more relaxed and hold your position, which is better for the team.

During that year with Madrid, I learned many things; I matured a lot. It was a difficult year because many non-sporting things were happening.

We know that every minute at Atletico counts for so much, and we know we have to give our all.

When you are wearing the jersey that you love and are getting playing time, in the end, you value that much more than other things.

I would give Fernando Torres

I would give Fernando Torres a contract for life – not just as a player but as an example for everyone. He is a very nice guy, really close to the fans, and has inside him the values of Atletico Madrid.

I will stay at Atletico; there is no doubt about that.

For me and for Atletico, it’s the same: Simeone is everything.

Griezmann needs to think about what he says. You have to think about where you are and what team you represent.