Marcos Alonso gives his secret that makes him one of the world’s best left wing-back

Photo: Andrew Couldridge – Pool/Getty Images

To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App

As far as the left wing-back position is concerned, Marcos Alonso is one of the best in that role in the world.

Alonso hit fame in that role under former boss Antonio Conte, as Chelsea went on to win the league in the 2016-17 season.

Alonso is also doing well in that position under Thomas Tuchel, and has revealed just how he loves to exploit the wing position.

“It is not easy to go through the middle, so I like to do these runs from wide to inside,” Alonso told the official Chelsea website.

“I’m happy I got the assist and I am a little bit disappointed with that chance. I was close to scoring but I have to keep working and hopefully the next one will go in.

“When you are controlling the game like we did it gives you a little bit more freedom, but all we need to get together and defend well. That’s what we aim for, and that’s how it has to be to keep improving in the right way.”

About the Author

Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.