Mathieu: "the opportunity arrives a bit late, but will take advantage of it"

Mathieu: "The opportunity arrives a bit late, but will take advantage of it"

Mathieu: "The opportunity arrives a bit late, but will take advantage of it"

Published:25/07/2014 - 10:49h


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Jérémy Mathieu has been presented this Thursday like new player of the FC Barcelona. The international French has explained that is proud to play in a club like the Barça and has confessed that, although it is a polyvalent player, prefers to play of head office

Before the start of the protocolaria press conference of the new signings of the entity culé, has showed to Jeremy Mathieu and to the present journalists in the room the traditional video of presentation in which they show some of the best played of the new Barcelona incorporation, in this case the majority of them made during the past season. The video lasts some two minutes and collects the best moments of the ex player of Valencia.

Jérémy Mathieu has been the player chosen to add solidity to the defence. The international French, that lucirá the dorsal 24 and that has a clause of rescission of 50 millions in his agreement, has confirmed that it is a request expresses of Luis Enrique with the commission that play of head office. "I think that it is the best moment of my career. I am very proud and have worked a lot to be here", explained. "It is a pleasure come to play in the Barça. For me it is the best team of the world", confessed the new Barcelona player, that has wanted to reassure on his state of form. "For me east is the best moment of my career. The opportunity arrives a bit late but will take advantage of it. With regard to the pressure, does not give me fear. On the contrary: it likes me because it helps me to surpass me", said.

Mathieu has confessed that prefers to play like head office: "I Am polyvalent, but seat me more comfortable of head office, come here to play of head office". Although the French began to play in the side, in the last times his usual position has been in the axis of the defence: "it Was Valverde the one who said me if it could play of head office and little by little have found me very comfortable in this position", said the '24' Barcelona, that has added that "what matters me is to give the possible maximum, give 100% in the club where am. I will try it do the best possible".

"Puyol Has been a very big player"

The last signing of the Barça recognised the big level that has the staff culé and showed loved with the style of game of the team: "I Know that in the Barça there is a lot of quality and it is necessary to go all together because they go out us well the things. The game of the Barça likes me and expect to do it very well with the ball and contribute my quality", added. The player was asked on the fact to have to substitute to a player like Puyol. "Puyol Has been a very big player, expect to be to the same height. I will give the maximum and will struggle".

Finally, Andoni Zubizarreta has valued very positively the incorporation of Mathieu, of the one who has stood out the defensive capacity, the experience and the versatility. "Fichamos To a good central and to a very good footballer that think that will adapt to the style of the Barça".

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