“I know what a responsibility this is and I’m ready”
In his presentation as Barca’s latest signing, Adriano Correia told reporters: “this is what I’ve worked so hard for” and revealed: “I didn’t hesitate for a second when I got the offer to come here”.
Adriano Correia’s first day as a Barca player saw him go through the pre-season medical tests
with his new teammates in the morning, before being officially presented as the club’s second
signing of the summer alongside Club Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his new boss Pep
Guardiola. “I know what a responsibility this is, and I’m ready for it”, he told
the assembled media.
Short term objectives
Adriano first thanked President Roselll, Sr Bartomeu and Pep Guardiola
for the confidence that they had shown in him, and then revealed: “I’m very happy
– I’ve worked hard to achieve this. My first sensations here have been great –
the best possible. I want to start training and for the season to start so I can get to know the
fans. Right now I’m centered on working hard, settling in with my new team mates and
learning. I’m really excited about making a place for myself in the team”.
The Brazilian explained that his move had been a quick deal: “I
was very excited. I didn’t think twice about it and now I’m really pleased to have the
chance to defend the Barca colours . This was something I couldn’t let pass by”.
Adriano’s versatility is going to be key for the team and he explained: “I’m
comfortable playing in any of the four positions out wide. This is the best team in the world and
I’m going to give everything for this club”.
Bartomeu and Guardiola both spoke before Adriano. The Vice President
revealed the help Seville President María del Nido had given to ensure that the move went through
quickly, whilst Pep explained: “we signed him because he brings us versatility. He can play
out wide on either wing, in midfield or defence. I’m convinced he’ll fit in