Reyes' final upset
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Antonio Reyes admits he is still bitter about last season's Champions League final.
Jose Antonio Reyes admits he is still bitter about his lack of involvement in last season's UEFA Champions League final.
The Spaniard came on for the final five minutes of Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in what proved to be his last appearance for the Premiership club.
He has returned to Spain on a season-long loan to Real Madrid, with the option of a permanent move in the summer.
Reyes can still not fathom Arsene Wenger's decision-making in Paris, but is thankful he is now playing in his homeland.
"I still don't understand Wenger's motives for the final," Reyes told the News of the World.
"But from this moment, my relationship with him was not the same. Morally, what happened was a big blow to me.
"Now I am most happy in La Liga because I never really adapted to the Premier League."
In reiterating his wish to stay at Real, the forward also compared the coaching styles of Wenger and his current boss Fabio Capello.
He added: "I want to stay and win a title. The Champions League is also my great desire after getting to the final with Arsenal.
"Fabio Capello is a different coach to Wenger. With the Italian we have a laugh, but the work is enormously serious. He is a leader and transmits this to the team.
"Wenger's calm, but doesn't speak to players much. He had confidence in me, but things changed."