NEWS | 12/07/2021"I can't wait to get started playing with the team and in front of the fans", said the French power forward.
"I can contribute energy in defence and attack. I want to help the team as much as possible. I want to contribute my game and play alongside my teammates. There are very good players here and I'm happy to be part of this team. I'm a team player. I want to score but I also try to do good things to help my teammates on the court and help them win".
Working for the team
"I always try to help the team. In every game I know that a different player can score. That's why I don't just focus on scoring but on winning games, helping my teammates out on the court and trying to be the best player I can be. I'm very comfortable on the court, both offensively and defensively. I'm very confident and I work hard every day. I'm always looking to progress".
"I look to win every title. That's how everyone remembers you. All I want to do is my best out on the court. It's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to seeing the fans, experiencing the atmosphere at the WiZink Center and playing for the team. We do this for the fans. It's been a whole year without them and I can't wait to start playing in front of the Real Madrid fans".
Praise for his new teammates
"I was playing with Heurtel and he told me lots about Madrid, the city and the team. I also talked to Poirier. That's not the reason why I'm here, but it was helpful. It's going to be fun to share the court with Tavares. I've played against him for two years and he's a great player, so it's going to be fun playing on the same team as him and we can do big things together. He's the player I've been most impressed with. He has a big impact on the court. So does Carroll. He's a top player, capable of coming out in the third quarter and being the quickest player on the court. He just comes out on the court, starts with the blocks and shoots really well. It's amazing to see a player like that".
Message to the fans
"I can't wait to see you, the madridistas, out on the court and around the city. I'm really happy to be a part of this team. I hope we can enjoy together, see you next season, Hala Madrid!".