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Presentación de Odriozola en el Santiago Bernabéu

Odriozola: "You can’t say no to the best club in history"

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NEWS | 18/07/2018

"The dream of every football player is to be successful at Real Madrid and I'm going to fight to make it happen" said the new Whites’ signing.
After being presented in the presidential box and stepping on to the pitch of the Bernabéu for the first time as a madridista, Alvaro Odriozola appeared before the media in the press room at the stadium. The new Whites’ signing was accompanied by another full back, Alvaro Arbeloa, who welcomed him: "It’s an honour to be next to a great footballer who arrives at Real Madrid to add his talent and quality. We’re sure that you’ll succeed here. We’re going to do everything to make you feel at home, with the help of great fans who will fall in love with you as soon as they see you play. Welcome and good luck".
 
After the words from Arbeloa, the press conference kicked off, with Odriozola saying: "Today I’m fulfilling a dream and I couldn’t be happier to have signed for the biggest club in the world and in history. It’s something indescribable. Something that happens once in a lifetime and I'm very happy to be here. I want to enjoy every moment and nothing else".
 
Triumph
"I want to grow as a player and as a person, as well as aspire to win every possible title. I would like to triumph at Real Madrid, which is the dream of every football player, and I will fight to make that dream come true".
 
Lopetegui
"I’m eternally grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to play at a World Cup and I’m very happy that he’s my coach. I’ve been with him this morning and he’s conveyed to me that I am going to have all the confidence in the world, that I have to give my best and that it’s a big club, with extremely high demands, which is why half measures are not worth it. He’s a specialist in transmitting his message to the group".
 
Competition
"When you come to Real Madrid you know that you’re up against the biggest competition. In this case it’s Carvajal, who is a reference for me and I have a lot of respect for him. I’ve come to fight for the position, to give the best of myself, and Real Madrid will benefit. I’ve come to succeed and give 100% for this shirt".

CARVAJAL IS A REFERENCE FOR ME AND I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM.

"Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world and in history, so you can’t say no. The decision was simple. I consider myself a very ambitious person and this is the biggest challenge possible. I want to give 100%, enjoy every moment from a demanding position".
 
Shirt number and pre-season
"The 19 was an easy choice because I had it at Real Sociedad and it was lucky for me. It’s special to me. As for pre-season, I started training today and this afternoon I’ll do it with the team. In order to adapt to the city, the team and the changing room as soon as possible, I decided to cut short my holidays to get started".
 
Advice
"I’ve received a lot. In the end it’s about being yourself, working day in day out and focusing on what is purely football and training every day as if it were the last. Giving 100% every time you out on to the field and work, sacrifice and with humility, nothing else".
 
Desire
"Succeeding at Real Madrid would be a dream come true as well as winning titles. Only winning is accepted here, so I want to win every title possible".
 
Goals
"In my position it is not usual to score many. I’m more suited to giving assists, although I’ve scored some goals, I don’t like setting targets".
 
Cristiano Ronaldo
"He’s a Real Madrid legend. We’ve a lot of respect for him. But we must look to the future, a new era begins. In the changing room we’ve got the best in the world and it’ll be a very nice experience".

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