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Militão: "I’m very happy to have joined the best club in the world"

NEWS | 10/07/2019 | Alberto Navarro

"I'm going to give everything for this jersey and play every game as if it were the last", added the new Real Madrid footballer.
Éder Militão spoke in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu accompanied by the club's ambassador, Álvaro Arbeloa, after being introduced as a new Real Madrid player. The defender spoke about his first feelings as a Whites’ player: "It’s a huge emotional moment and a very special day for me and my family. We have reached a very high level and the best club in the world. It’s a very special day and I’m very happy to have arrived at Real Madrid".
"Things have happened very fast in my life. I played a short time at São Paulo and Oporto. Now I’m at the best club in the world and I’m very happy to be here. I'm not going to settle for this. I want to do a great job and with the right attitude. I will do everything possible to keep myself at this level".
Message to the fans
"They can expect a very competitive player who will give everything for this jersey and who will play every game as if it were the last. I'm going to have a good season and bring a lot of happiness to the fans".
Definition as a footballer
"I am a versatile player, who always plays for the love of what he does, and I don’t like to lose. I always hope to give my best. I’m a very competitive player".
"I’ve not talked to him yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so and working with him. I hope everything goes well and we can do a great job. I haven’t thought about any jersey number yet".

"I’m a versatile and very competitive player".

"When I heard the news, I was very happy. I saw that my hard work was paying off. I didn’t think twice and I said immediately I wanted to come. I already saw myself playing for the best club and it’s a very good feeling to see how a great team wants you to be part of their squad. I was very happy when I received the news".
Advice from Casillas and Pepe
"They have spoken to me about culture, about the day to day...they told me to come quietly, to work hard and keep growing to stay here".
Competition in his position
"It's going to be a very good dispute. I’ve come to do my work. I know it's not going to be easy, but I'll do what the coach tells me. If he gives me the opportunity, I'll do a good job. Being a starter or not will be decided by the coach. What he decides about me will be fine. The decision is his".
The pressure and the title that he dreams of winning
"Yes, there is pressure. It's a very big club, but it's good. There is always that pressure, but I hope to have a good season. As for the title that I would most like to win the most, it’s the Champions League".
His stay in Oporto
"It was a very good season and since I arrived, the whole team welcomed me in the best possible way. From the first game they believed in me and I thank them very much for having played there and everything I have learned. I’m very happy to have had that experience".
Arbeloa: "With your talent, hard work and the help of the fans you will achieve lots of success"
"You are at your home today. We will do everything possible so that you and your family are very comfortable. It is the biggest challenge for a footballer, but we are sure that with your talent, hard work and above all the help of the fans, you will achieve lots of success. Good luck. Welcome to the best team in the world. Welcome to Real Madrid".