Alonso is a boyhood Atletico fan. His dad Marcos Alonso Pena performed for the membership within the overdue 1980s, whilst additionally managing them throughout the 2001/02 marketing campaign which resulted in a failed promotion from the Segunda Division.
Alonso has crimson and white – sure, he in point of fact does – blood operating thru him. The membership is in his DNA.
So given his circle of relatives connection, it’d were secure to suppose Marcos would have joined Atletico after appearing promise as a kid.
After all, the Adarve Alevin adolescence workforce trainer Pepe Fernandez had knowledgeable Atletico that he was once a teenager to watch and the wheels have been installed motions to get him to the membership. He was once the lad – thin and slight on the time – they sought after.
But it wasn’t to be. Dad Pena put the prevent to any settlement since the membership was once too some distance clear of his son’s faculty. Instead, Alcobendas – an aspect based totally shut to the Alonso circle of relatives house – have been the fortunate recipient of his products and services.
Not that Marcos was once glad. Spanish newspaper Marca declare Alonso sought after to play for Atletico, who officially introduced him a spot at their academy.
Atletico’s loss was once their arch opponents’ achieve. It intended Real Madrid received the race to snap him up, following a season the place he scored 25 targets for the Alevin adolescence facet below Fernandez.
Although his move to Real pissed off the Alonso circle of relatives in the beginning.
Grandfather Marquitos, who performed for the Bernabeu giants within the 1950s, and son Pena have been unsatisfied that their boy was once getting used as a winger.
They have been additionally disgruntled via a loss of enjoying time at Real so Marcos moved again to Alevin for a season, just for him to go back a 12 months later.
By this level Fernandez, the person who as soon as really useful him to Atletico, was once in control of Real’s adolescence aspects. He took Alonso below his wing and set him on his method for a certified profession.
He broke into the Real Madrid B facet however may just by no means push on to the primary workforce. That brought on the Spaniard to sign up for Bolton in 2010 prior to spells at Fiorentina and Sunderland.
A transfer to Chelsea was once finished in 2016 and 12 months later he was once a champion.
ATLETICO MADRID VS CHELSEA
Express Sport seems on the Spanish facet forward in their conflict with Chelsea within the Champions League.
Striker Diego Costa in the end has been granted his want to go back to Atletico after 3 years and two Premier League titles with Chelsea. The Brazil-born Spain striker can be reunited with Diego Simeone, the a lot admired Atletico boss perfect remembered via English audiences for being the recipient of David Beckham’s petulant kick in England’s second-round loss to Argentina on the 1998 World Cup. Simeone hasn’t ever misplaced to English opposition as a trainer, profitable 3 of the 5 contests.
As neatly as Costa, who can be in a position to play for Atletico once more as soon as their switch embargo is lifted in January, there are different acquainted faces in opposition. Filipe Luis and Fernando Torres, plus Tiago, who’s now an assistant trainer, all had spells at Stamford Bridge. Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois spent 3 years on mortgage at Atletico from Chelsea, profitable LaLiga in 2013-14. Radamel Falcao, now at Monaco, had a a success spell at Atletico and an underwhelming one at Chelsea.
Chelsea have one win in 5 European video games towards Atletico – the primary assembly in October 2009. The aspects maximum lately met within the 2013-14 semi-finals. Courtois was once authorized to play below UEFA regulations. Goalless after the primary leg, Atletico received Three-1 at Stamford Bridge to advance to a Madrid derby within the Lisbon ultimate. Real Madrid received La Decima (their 10th European Cup), after greater than a decade of attempting. But Atletico had received the league identify for the primary time in 18 years, breaking the Real-Barcelona hegemony.
Atletico are unbeaten in 11 video games in all competitions, together with the general 4 fits of closing season. They opened their Champions League marketing campaign with a goalless draw at Roma. Atletico have conceded one function of their closing 5 video games following closing Saturday’s 2-Zero win over Sevilla on the Metropolitano.
Chelsea is also green with envy of Atletico’s trendy new house. Los Rojiblancos moved from the fabulous however crumbling Vincente Calderon Stadium this season, enjoying their first house fit at their new floor on September 16 – a 1-Zero win over Malaga. Chelsea are taking into consideration a rebuild of Stamford Bridge and would most likely welcome the inflow of international funding which has observed Chinese conglomerate Wanda sponsor the Metropolitano.