Franck Kessié at a press conference


Kessié praises Xavi and assures that he will earn his starting position on the pitch

Published:6/07/2022 - 14:06h

Updated:6/07/2022 - 14:06h

Franck Kessié, new FC Barcelona player, has appeared before the media during his presentation to talk about his arrival at the Barça team

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Franck Kessié is officially player of the FC Barcelona by the next four seasons. The midfield player offered some words in front of the media after finalised his presentation on the Barcelona lawn. In them, it spoke of what expects of the team and of his first feelings, of the councils that gave him Zlatan Ibrahimovic for recalar in Catalonia, and of his profile like player.

It began his intervention in front of the cameras mentioning the illusion that generates him dress the T-shirt of the Barça. "When a player begins to play, never worsens. I have arrived to an important place and have many win to show what can contribute. I want to know to the 'staff' technical and to my mates. I played once against the Barça and win (1-0). It was a very beautiful party. In the Olympic games, played against Spain and confronted me to Pedri and to Mingueza. I spoke with them after the party", affirmed the midfield player.

Besides, it wanted to do emphasis in the conversations that had with Xavi Hernández and in his demarcation like footballer. "When a trainer like him calls you is because you are doing well your work. No it can him say that no to the Barça. I spoke with him and it remarked me the importance that will have in his project. I am to disposal of the trainer, that is the one who will decide my position. I will work to offer my best version was where was. The position is not important", added the marfileño.

On the other hand, it took advantage of the opportunity to comment about the councils that gave him Ibrahimovic and of his sportive nickname. "'The President' is my nickname because once, when I arrived to the training, parked in the place of the president. They said me that it had to change of place my car and said that no, that was the new president of the club. 'Ibra' Said me that the Barça was a good place. It recommended me that it work a lot", it expressed Kessié.

His idol and his titularity

Finally, it spoke on his idol and of the option to be headline inside the eleven. "Yaya Toure Was a big player, a very complete footballer. My dream is to work a lot to arrive to have a career as his. Still I have not begun but have many win to play with my new mates. I am not headline. As I have said, the place have to it to me deserve in the field. No with statements. Have to win me the confidence of my mates and of my trainer", concluded.

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