In front of 56000 socios, new FC Barcelona player Neymar was presented to the fans.
“I’m very happy to be here. This has always been my dream, both when I was a child and now that I’m an adult,” said a very happy Neymar, who was very close to tears. “I’m very emotional to have a the chance to play alongside players who I have admired since I was a kid, like Messi, Xavi and Iniesta,” said the 21-year-old.
A family decision “big clubs wanted to sign me, but I was led by my heart. This means that I was convinced and happy to sign for Barça. It was a family decision. I always speak with my father, with my mother and with my whole family.”
I’ll play my football. I hope to adapt as quickly as possible, hopefully it will all work out. I think it could be a difficult change for me, but I believe that I need to adapt quickly so that I can have a normal life and so that I can bring joy to the fans,”
“I think it will be very easy to play alongside the best player in the world. I’m here because I want to help him to continue to be the best and help him win more FIFA Ballons d’Or.”
Neyman has spoken with Tito Vilanova: “I talked to him over the phone and we have a very brief conversation. We didn’t talk about what position I’ll play in or anything like that. He only asked me how I was feeling and I inquired about his health, because he was sick at the time.”