NEWS | 28/10/2019The Belgian attacker was the special guest in the latest episode of Realmadrid TV's Campo de Estrellas show.
Passion for the game
"Everything all began as a game amongst brothers, we always had one eye on football. When we were eating, when we were doing our homework... and whenever we had a free five minutes, we always played football. We always wanted to play on a pitch near home because there was a big gate. That's how it all started. Our house wasn't big but we always found a way to put the sofa or something else in a position to make a goal. When I play, I always think that I'm lucky enough to have made this sport my job".
"For anyone in football, Zidane is a role model. He exicted everyone when he played. When I was a kid, I loved him, I watched his games and wanted to watch Zidane do whatever he did, I loved everything about him".
"After he retired, I didn't think that he'd go into management so soon. However, the way things have turned out, he has ended up here and so have I. Having my idol as my manager means that learning things from him makes me happy. He's honest and talks to you when he needs to, he was a player himself and knows what us players need".
"I play for the shirt. When I take to the pitch and see the Bernabéu it makes me happy. I came here to play on this pitch and to help my teammates. It's a dream come true for me to play at the best club in the world. We're going to give our all to win the Champions League, LaLiga and the Copa del Rey. Come the end of the season, we'll have to life one, two, three or four pieces of silverware. We hope to win and I hope to give the best possible account of myself, win games and for everything to go well".
"As I said on my first day, for me, the Champions League is important. In London, I only once reached the semi-finals. Chelsea had won their only Champions League trophy the year before I joined. They've won it a lot of times here in previous years and it's difficult to win it every season because there are many teams involved, but I've come here to win it because it's important for everyone and that goes for me too".
"Now at the age of 28 and here at Real Madrid they continue to tell me to have fun and enjoy the present in every game. The fans come to have a good time and you're on the pitch to do something that makes them happy. That was the advice from my parents, I've always listened to them and that's why I think things have worked out well for me".