David Praises and Florentino Pérez in the presentation of the player / Image: Twitter Official Real Madrid


Alaba flees from comparisons with Ramos in his presentation: "I'll be myself"

Published:21/07/2021 - 15:57h

Updated:21/07/2021 - 15:57h

David Alaba was introduced this Wednesday as a Real Madrid player. The Austrian signed his contract and spoke at a press conference about his arrival in the merengue box. He will wear the number '4', a number that Sergio Ramos left free and clarified that he does not arrive to replace the Sevillian

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David Praises was presented this Wednesday like new footballer of the Real Madrid. The ex of the Bayern of Munich signed his agreement with the white group and posed with his T-shirt with the dorsal '4'. The Austrian will carry the number of Sergio Bouquets and in press conference the journalists did him several questions on this. The defender left clear that offered him this dorsal from the club and that motivates "him" a lot carry it.

"I spoke with the club on this, offered me this number and think that there was not another available number, and are what means this number for the club. It is an honour carry it and is something that motivates me a lot. It is a number that represents fortress and leadership", said, praising the figure of Bouquets. However, the one of Vienna himself wanted to clear that it has not arrived to Santiago Bernabéu to compare with Bouquets neither with any another footballer.

"Bouquets has been here a decade and has played very well to the football carrying this number and has turned into a leader. It is something that is present in the head of all. It spoke with me, it said me that it is the last available number and did not want to ask to other footballers by his number. I seat me honoured and is a big motivation for me. But I am not here to compare me with others", stood out, sure of himself same.

But this did not suffice them to the journalists, that went back to ask him on the pressure that supposes to carry the T-shirt of a legend like Bouquets. It praises it insisted in that it becomes he same and that does not go to compare with the Andalusian. "I am wishing to put me the T-shirt. I have not come to Madrid to compare me with others, want to be Praise and will follow being it. I will contribute my capacities and my fortresses, be I same", indicated.

On the other hand, yes it admitted that it had liked him play with the ex captain madridista, now in the PSG after finish agreement. Besides, also it commented that it would like him do couple with Raphael Varane, that also could go of the Madrid in the next days. "It had loved me play with Bouquets, clear. It is a leader, had been a pleasure. Of Varane, clear that would like me play with him, is a player that has done an excellent football, is a stupendous defender and has very good qualities", declared.

It praises no 'it wetted' on where it will play in the Madrid

Besides, it did not want to 'wet' on the position in which it wants to play in his new stage in Madrid and left it in hands of Carlo Ancelotti. "I am very flexible, can play in distinct positions and the decision corresponds to the trainer, I trust he. It is a question for the technician, think that is a system that depends on where each one wants to have to the players. I can play in different positions and depends of the trainer", stood out the polyvalent footballer.

Finally, it recognised that play in the Madrid is a dream that has from always and that this summer did not doubt to the hour to choose to the whites. "I decided me for taking a step forward in my career. Of course that received distinct offers, but only there was an option and was the Real Madrid. This is a dream fulfilled, is the biggest club that there is all over the world and is the challenge that was looking for", finalised, ilusionado.

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