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Areola: "I'm really pleased to have made my Madrid debut at the Bernabéu"

NEWS | 25/09/2019 | Bárbara Jiménez

"Setting foot on this pitch for the first time in this shirt is something to be really proud of", he told Realmadrid TV.
Alphonse Areola made his competitive Real Madrid debut in the LaLiga Matchday 6 encounter against Osasuna. The goalkeeper, who was unveiled as a Whites' player on September 13, was a starter in the match played at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Speaking in the dressing room in the aftermath of the game, the French goalkeeper expressed his great joy in an interview with Realmadrid TV: "I'm really pleased to have made my Real Madrid debut at the Santiago Bernabéu. I'm happy for myself and for the team because I kept a clean sheet and we won the game".

Playing at the Bernabéu as a madridista
"Setting foot on this pitch for the first time in this shirt is something to be really proud of. I hope to play many games and make the most of my chances. My family are the ones who give me strength and I dedicate this to my parents and my wife".

The save that drew applause from the stands
"I like basketball and that's why some of my movements are like those you see in basketball. It's one I've done since a young age but I've also worked on it with the goalkeepers' coach from the national team".
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