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Dembélé: As a child, my favorite player was Fernando Torres

Dembélé: As a child, my favorite player was Fernando Torres

“I am a physical footballer, but with technique”, defines the French forward Moussa Dembélé, Atlético de Madrid’s latest signing, while stressing that his “job is to score goals” and recalls that “as a child, his favorite player was Fernando Torres” , a symbol of his new club, to which he arrives on loan until June 30, with a purchase option for 33.5 million euros.

«I am a forward and I like to score goals. That’s my job. I like to run into space, receive the ball and score goals “, remarked the attacker in an interview published this Thursday in the official media of Atlético, which has paid 1.5 million euros for his loan from Olympique Lyon.

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«I am a physical player, but with technique. As a child, my favorite player was Fernando Torres, so I am happy to be here. I hope we do great things together. It is a great challenge for me. This is a great club, known all over the world. It is a big step for me. I am delighted. I can’t wait to start, ”he explained.

It has already started: the club released images of him in training with Atlético on Thursday, along with a teammate. “I could have talked to Lemar, but I didn’t want to before signing the contract. Now that I have signed, I will talk to him so he can tell me about the club and the teammates. I hope I get along with all of them, “he said.

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“When you arrive in a new country and you don’t speak the language, it is always difficult at the beginning. I will do my best to learn Spanish quickly, “said Moussa Dembélé, 24, with 24 goals last season and only one in the current one, and with words of praise also for his new coach: Argentine Diego Simeone.

“He is the best or one of the best coaches in the world. It’s good for me to be here and work with him. I hope we can do great things together. He is a fantastic coach. He shows it every year on the field, “he said.. EFE. (JL).

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