7 facts you should know about Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez
5) He was bullied when he was at Los Blancos
Saul Niguez is a Real Madrid youth product. He joined the club at the age of 11, but didn’t have the best of times with there. He was the subject of bullying and harsh treatment by people unknown to him when he was at the club.
In an interview with ‘El Mundo’ he said, “During that year with Madrid I learned many things, I matured a lot. It was a difficult year, because many non-sporting things were happening.”
“They robbed my boots, food (…) They stopped me from going to Valdebebas for two weeks for things I’d not done. They passed a letter to the manager saying I had written it. I said I’d not done it because I really had not done it.”
The youngster endured a lot of suffering in that year and he decided to leave the club and join Atletico Madrid. It’s turned out to be a very wise decision given how he has developed.