Spanish football shop Fútbol Emotion recently (around Christmas) spent a day with Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso, promoting Nike’s new ‘Phantom Venom’ boots while talking about life in England (spoiler alert: different than Spain or Italy) and playing for Chelsea.
It’s mostly your standard, 15-minute, easily consumed little fluff piece, but Marcos does mention a few semi-interesting things off-hand, like how Diego Costa (“he’s almost Spanish”) helped him settle at the club, how training can vary in start times and length depending on the match calendar (and how night games involve longer pre-match talks and training, which has been mentioned recently by others, too, as not necessarily a thing players like), and how Sarri’s (in)famous relaxed approach to diet and nutrition still involves “fat and weight control once or twice a month”.
They also go on a tour of the stadium and the dressing rooms, which shows that a quote from Didier Drogba has been recently(?) inscribed on the wall that I don’t recall seeing that last time I was in there (which is now a couple years ago).
“To play for Chelsea was the best thing that could happen to me in my life, not only as a player but as a person.”