Drenthe: ‘Once you put on the Madrid shirt, you are always white’

Royston Rickie DrentheA 33-year-old veteran Dutch footballer, former Real Madrid and Hercules player, said after signing for Racing Murcia, of the Spanish Third Division, that he is “excited to do good things” after remembering his past.

“Real Madrid was in my heart since I was little and then, once you put their shirt on, you are always white,” said Drenthe, who has signed a contract until the end of this season.


The Dutchman comes to Murcia to help get promoted to Second Division B for a team that leads group 13B with 20 points in 9 games and could debut this Sunday in the match against the Cartagena subsidiary.

Three days after its possible premiere, the player, born on April 8, 1987 in Rotterdam and who was international with Holland, has shown his desire to return to compete in Spain.

“At first it was a bit difficult to come, because my children were sad, but I am excited to start and do good things,” said Drenthe in statements released by the club chaired by the Italian-Australian businessman. Morris pagniello.

“I have been very well received, I am calm and happy and we will see how I seat myself in the team once I start training,” he added.

Drenthe, who belonged to Real Madrid between 2007 and 2012, the last two seasons on loan to Hercules from Alicante and to English Everton, then went through Alania Vladikavkaz, from Russia; the Reading and the Sheffield Wednesdey, of the United Kingdom; the Kayseri Erciysspor, from Turkey; Baniyas, from the United Arab Emirates, and Sparta from Rotterdam and the Kozakken Boys from their country.


During his career he has alternated the positions of winger and left winger and has indicated this Thursday that his position will depend “on what the ‘mister’ says”, Antonio Pedreño.

“I have yet to talk to him, but I think I will be more comfortable in midfield,” he said in this regard.