last interview

"The best years of my life"


It’s been six years and a half since Carlos Vela arrived in San Sebastián. And now it is time to say goodbye to the txuri-urdin fans. As he says, it won’t be a “goodbye”, simply a “see you later” because la Real will always be in his heart. He took la Real to top and he put down roots here: his girlfriend, his son and his friends will be part of his life project. Two days before playing his 250 game in the txuri-urdin shirt he had a chat with Real Sociedad TV. Gratitude, satisfaction, emotion and touching words. Eskerrik asko, Carlos. Thank you, Carlos!

Carlos Vela:

“I had an amazing welcome here. I had feelings that I have never felt in other places”.

“The Basque culture is different. It took time to gain people’s trust but later, they gave me everything”.

“There have been difficult times but I also take them with me. That makes me a better person”.

“I feel that I have helped the team. They needed to save themselves when I arrived and now they are in a good position. They have a good future ahead and that is very satisfying”.

“My girlfriend and son are Basque. My family project started here. I know that I will be back and that we will keep in touch”.

“San Sebastian is an incredible city”.

“I wanted to start a new adventure and be closer to my country. This is the project I was looking for”.

“I would like to win on my farewell match”

“My son will come back here because I want him to feel what I have felt here”.

“I just want to say thank you so, so much to everybody. La Real will always be in my heart”.

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