Mendy: "My dream has come true and I am already part of the best team in the world"

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NEWS | 06/19/2019 | Javier García

"It's an honor that a legend like Zidane is my coach," added the new Real Madrid player.

Ferland Mendy appeared before the media in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu after being introduced as a new player of the Real Madrid. The Director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueño, accompanied the French defense and opened the hearing saying: "We are happy to welcome you to your new home. You are an example of overcoming, which is one of the characteristic values ​​of the club. You have overcome the difficulties and now you face the great challenge of success in the Real Madrid. We are going to help you in this stage, we are convinced that you will be very important and you will help us to win many titles. Good luck".

Then, Mendy He spoke: "I am very happy to play for the best club in the world and wear this shirt. I hope to win many titles with this club. When I met the interest of the Real Madrid I did not believe it. It's a great club and being able to sign for this team is something magnificent. "


"I'm here to learn the first thing. Then, I will try to play as many games as possible and give the maximum for the club and the fans. The Madrid I can contribute and teach a lot, also as a way of life. Why not, I also want to win the maximum number of titles all together. I arrive with humility, I have had a good season with my club and with the national team. I hope to do my best to help the team. "

History of overcoming

"When I was 15 years old, I had to operate on my hip. They told me I was not going to play football again. I spent some time in wheelchair and spent 6 months in the hospital with rehabilitation to walk again. Now I am in the best club in the world. I would not speak of difficulties but this has given me desire and ambition not to lower my arms and get here. I have always believed in my dream and it has become a reality and now I am part of this club ".


"I have not talked to him yet but I hope to do it soon. It is important that the coach be Zidane. It will help me adapt because he speaks French. It is an honor to share the costumes with a legend like him. I followed him when I was little and it's really special to work with him. "


"We have not seen each other without a shirt (laughs). I do not have much to say about Marcelo, I'll have to see him and talk to him. I am very happy to be part of the Madrid and I think he will also be happy that he comes. I know the quality that Marcelo has, he has made a great career in Madrid and I'm going to learn from him too. "


"It will be the coach who decides who plays. We'll see what happens during the season. It is no problem to be a regular or substitute. In this type of clubs there is always competition. The season has not started and I do not know how you want to play Zidane. I am here to learn and play as long as possible. "

Pressure for your signing

"I would not talk about pressure. It is an agreement between the clubs and I will try to give the maximum for the team and have a great performance in the field. "


"I've talked to him. He told me that it was the biggest club in the world and that he was going to help me to join the group. It's going to be good for me because I share selection with him. "

Special day

"It is true that when I arrived, I was a little nervous. Now I begin to believe that I am a player of Real Madrid"


"I started as a forward and an end. Then I went down to the left midfield. In the end, I stayed on the left side. In the French League we defend a lot but I also know how to attack ".

Your companions

"I'm excited to share clothes with everyone. In defense, with Sergio Ramos. Also with Benzema. But honestly, with all the players. "

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