Batshuayi: "Marcelino convinced me to move to Valencia"

The Belgian striker was presented by club president Anil Murthy and confirmed his desire to win titles with the LaLiga side.

Batshuayi: "Marcelino convinced me to move to Valencia"

Michy Batshuayi has been unveiled as a new Valencia player as club president Anil Murthy officially welcomed the Belgian striker to the Mestalla club. "Batshuayi was keen to come to Paterna (Valencia's training base) and train this morning. We'll see more reinforcements arriving soon" added Murthy before Batshuayi addressed the media.

Michy Batshuayi

Did you speak to Marcelino before joining Valencia. What made you decide to come here?

It's true that I had other options but after speaking to the head coach my mind was made up.

What did you make of the atmosphere yesterday at Mestalla?

Mestalla is wonderful and the supporters were excellent too. It's going to be exciting to compete with Rodrigo.

Players of Valencia celebrate with the trophy at the end of the pre-season friendly match between Valencia CF and Bayer Leverkusen at Estadio Mestalla on August 11, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.

Do you think a title is realistic?

Valencia is a club with ambition and it's my desire to win silverware with the team.

Have you set yourself a goal scoring target for the season and what shirt would you like to wear?

Before setting a target I'm anxious to make a decent impression and I'd like to wear the 23 shirt if it's available.

Sevilla president Pepe Castro maintains that you'll just play four Champions League games with Valencia...

I'm not answering an accusation like that. I've come to Valencia to play more than just four Champions League games.

Can you speak Spanish?

I've been using Google translate on my phone but think the club plan to assign me a teacher and I'm sure my team-mates will help out too.

Can you add some more detail on your reasoning to move to Valencia...

I was convinced with the ambition here and look forward to participating in the Champions League. The key factor was the conversation with Marcelino. 

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
18Sevilla 0 0 0 0
19Valencia 0 0 0 0
20Villarreal 0 0 0 0
Full standing
Next matches
Valencia - Atlético L-20/08 20:00
Espanyol - Valencia D-26/08 18:15
Levante - Valencia D-02/09 12:00

*Update 12 de agosto de 2018