Pablo Zabaleta is widely known as a club legend at Manchester City – an adopted Mancunian.
Speaking to FourFourTwo, Pablo Zabaleta has spoken about how he misses the Manchester rain when he goes away and insists he’s still happy at the club.
“This place has definitely changed me. When I go on holiday to Spain for a month in the summer with the family, or somewhere with more sunshine, I find that I miss all the rain in Manchester. It sounds crazy, but it’s true.
“I’ve been here for many years. In terms of playing football in another country, like Spain, and training in a hot climate – I think I’d find that hard. I love playing games in the rainy weather when the ball runs fast on the pitch.
“My commitment and loyalty has been there on and off the pitch from day one – that’s why I think I have lasted. At the beginning everything is new and you have to adapt to a new style of football and life off the pitch, which isn’t easy. Sometimes you struggle a bit, but I’m happy to still be here.
“The Premier League was always my dream. It’s amazing. I thought, ‘Let’s go to England’ – Manchester City was a different club to what it is today but it’s still the same in many ways. It’s been a big challenge every year to prove that I’m good enough to be here as big money and big players come to the club.”