Carles Gil, who arrived at Aston Villa with great fanfare before struggling, has given a good interview to Spanish outlet AS.
The 26-year-old is now playing in the United States, after signing for MLS side New England Revolution in January this year.
Gil talked about how happy he is at his new club, but also had a lot to say about his old times in England and Spain, where he’s seen as a bit of a flop.
“Football from one year to the next changes a lot. Unfortunately I arrived in the United States after two bad seasons, and that kills you,” Gil told AS.
“I had had a groin problem and I spent a year and a half with discomfort. Football doesn’t wait for anyone and when you lower the level a little they eat you. And vice versa the same. You may not be anyone but you have a good year and the recognition returns. That’s why it’s so complicated to always remain at a high level.”
Asked about life in the United States, he’s pointed out the differences to other countries he’s lived in.
“Above all I’m from Valencia. It’s very difficult to find such a good place to live. But in the United States I’m delighted. Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. In that sense I’m much better than in England. There you live differently. Birmingham is a good city, but they have nothing to do with Boston. It’s very cold here, but there are also a few months of heat in which you can go to the pool. That in England didn’t exist.”
Carles Gil signed for Aston Villa in a €4.2m deal from Valencia back in January 2015. In one an a half years at the club, he had only three goals and three assists in 34 appearances.
In the summer of 2016, he joined Deportivo La Coruña on a two-year loan deal, making the move permanent after that period. Six months later, he moved to MLS.