Qualified to the next stage of the Spanish Cup from the first leg (4-1), Real Madrid has allowed to improvise in the return match against Alcoyano, final score 3-0. The champion of Spain has started with four players from Real Madrid Castilla among the regulars, these being Nacho, Jose Rodriguez, Morata and Denis Cheryshev.
Interestingly, the last the four was born in the former USSR in 1990, being the first Russian in the history of the club from Madrid. His family came to Spain when he was only 5 years, moment which coincided with his legitimacy to the children team of Sporting Gijon. In 2000-2002 was moved to Burgos, then to Real’s youth center.
In 2009 he started playing to Castilla, in the third Spanish league, and Tuesday night to check 61 minutes for the first team of the Galacticos. He was replaced by Angel di Maria. Appreciated, his debut at the first team of Real came three weeks after he has played for the first time in the Russian national football team, in the friendly match with the USA (2-2).
“I want to thank to everyone, I’m very happy. In fact, I think at this moment I’m the happiest man in the world and all I want is to work as hard as I can to get as many moments like this. Before the match, Jose Mourinho told me he had confidence in me and advised me to play without emotion, as if I would be to Castilla. I am very pleased that he has confidence in me, that motivates me most in the future. I want to thank all the fans, it meant so much to accept me, especially as they saw for the first time, ” said Cheryshev.
At the end of the game, he asked all his team-mates to sign on his shirt: “I will keep it forever!”