Patrick Roberts moved to La Liga to develop and play in some major games.
So when Girona welcomed Real Madrid to town last night the Englishman would have been very disappointed not to have even got on the pitch.
Roberts spent two and a half years at Celtic where he won a double treble, three league title medals overall.
In search of a new challenge the midfielder has taken the path less travelled and has decided to give Girona and Spanish football a shot.
Real Madrid brought their superstars to a newly refurbished Estadi Montilivi and they were in dreamland when Garcia gave them the lead just 16 minutes in.
Patrick Roberts’ new side would last until the 39th minute before conceding a penalty which defender Serigios Rama’s dispatched.
From there it was all Madrid and they eventually ran out 4-1 winners.
Roberts was hoping to rub shoulders with Ramos, Bale and Benzema but all he got was a pitchside view.
He will be hoping he will be one of the first players on the team sheet when they visit the Santiago Bernabéu later in the season.
It’s not all lost yet for the wee man, with Barcelona, Atletico Madrid etc still on the horizon he will hopefully get his chance to shine.