Marcos Alonso has grown frustrated with his playing time at Chelsea.
That was bound to happen after Chelsea splashed £50m on Ben Chilwell last summer.
Unfortunately, Alonso saw his minutes diminish even more with Emerson Palmieri picked ahead of him early on. Thomas Tuchel still rotated the Spaniard in more frequently and allowed him to be a part of their Champions League success.
“This season I didn’t play as much as I wanted,” the defender told Chelsea TV.
“But when Thomas came, I had my chances and played some good games.
“I was happy to be back helping the team on the pitch.
“The hardest part is to be training every day, doing good in training, keeping fit, and seeing you don’t get a lot of minutes. It’s tough.
“But [I’m] happy things change after a while, and that’s what keeps [me going] during the tough times.”
Alonso is wanted by clubs in Italy and Spain. Barcelona reportedly hold an interest in the veteran wing-back along with Inter Milan. Junior Firpo is lining up to leave Camp Nou this summer and Alonso has been picked as a potential replacement.