It’s 32 degrees in the shade at Spain‘s training camp just outside Madrid but there is no sluggishness on display from Dani Ceballos.
When the sprinklers are turned on right in front of the improvised media area he is the first to dart to safety, even having time to pick up a reporter’s phone saving it from a soaking.
It’s been a good international break for Arsenal‘s new livewire midfield loanee. He set up both Spain goals in a 2-1 win over Romania and is now very much first-choice for his country – no wonder Zinedine Zidane is being asked why he allowed him to leave Real Madrid this summer.
Sportsmail visited Dani Ceballos in Madrid to discuss his start to life in the Premier League
Ceballos revealed he is ‘loving the city, loving the Premier League and loving Arsenal’
Ceballos told Sportsmail’s Pete Jenson he’s already playing better for Arsenal than Real Madrid
Ceballos says he is happy with the change. Supporters sang his name on his debut, that doesn’t happen at the Bernabeu.
‘To get that was surprising for me,’ he says. ‘It was my first game at home and it was as if I had been there for 10 years.
‘I am really keen to show what I can do. I’m loving the…