Barcelona forward Francisco Trincão has spoken in a club interview with BarçaTV+. The Portuguese star will join the club in the 2020/21 season.
On becoming a Barcelona player:
“When Barça signed me I didn’t know what to say, I had no words. I was speechless. Arriving at FC Barcelona is a source of pride and a very important step for me. I can’t wait, I’ve been to Barcelona twice and I really like the city a lot. I want to go back there again.”
On his player profile and preferences:
“I prefer to play on the right side, but I’ll do whatever the coach asks from me. I’m very strong mentally, I look for goals and make assists and help the team. I want to play as many games as possible, help the team and win as many titles as possible.”
“From now on people will pay more attention to me, both on and off the pitch. But it doesn’t matter. I will keep on doing the same: I do my best to keep improving every day.”
On his experience about joining Barça so far:
“Since January I have been learning Spanish and I’m trying to improve with Abel Ruiz, who has taught me a lot about the club. He says everything will be alright.”
“Griezmann sent me a message saying: ‘Come on, teammate’. Semedo also texted me. It means a lot to me.”
Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta
In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.
The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.
When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.
“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”
In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.
On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”
Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”
The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.
His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.