Alan Hutton has thanked Real Mallorca for giving the Scotsman a new lease of life, reports The Sun.
Hutton claims that he was “wasting away” during his spell at Villa Park and that he was frozen out by current manager Paul Lambert when he took over as manager in the summer.
The defender saw his Villa hell end as he secured a deal away from the struggling Midlands club in January, after they agreed to loan the former Tottenham player to Spanish club Real Mallorca.
” I can savour these times more because of the frustrations I’ve been through. I was training with the kids at Villa and thought ‘What am I doing here?’ said Hutton.
” To go from doing nothing at Villa, feeling as if I was wasting away, to be playing Real Madrid the next minute, makes it more special.” he added.
The Scottish defender faces Gareth Bale at Hampden tonight and admits that his run of first team games has saved his International career.
“When I was joining up with the Scotland squad I knew it was getting to the stage in the season where, if I wasn’t playing for my club, I couldn’t expect to turn up and play for my country, so I knew I had to do something,” said Hutton.
Hutton will be hoping to fare better than he did against Ronaldo and co last weekend as his Real Mallorca side went down 5-2 away at Real Madrid.
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