ANTHONY MARTIAL got emotional as he watched his idol Ronaldo welcome him to Sevilla.
Martial got emotional as he watched the message from his idolCredit: SEVILLA
Ronaldo welcomed Martial to SpainCredit: SEVILLA
The message was played on the big screen at the stadiumCredit: SEVILLA
To welcome Martial to Seville, the club got one of his icons to welcome him to LaLiga.
An emotional Martial watched on as the sincere message was played on the big screen at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Ronaldo – who owns second-tier Real Valladolid – said: “Hi Martial, how are you? Welcome to LaLiga and Sevilla! This is a big club in Spain and a big club in Europe.
“They have incredible fans and play in a fantastic city. So I wish you all the best, and hopefully I’ll see you soon. Big hug, best of luck.”
Despite just touching down in the country, Martial is already thinking about extending his stay in Spain beyond this season.
He said: “My loan move to Sevilla is valid for next five months, end of the season… but you never know what happens in the future. We’ll see”.
Martial has already set his sights on helping Sevilla win a seventh Europa League trophy.
The final, of course, will be played in their stadium which is even more motivation to reach the final.
He added: “I wanted to come so I could play and show what I can do in the team.
“In the last few months I have been training a lot. I hope to be able to train soon with my teammates and work well with them to fight for the competitions we’re still in.
“I’m ready to play. I trained hard to be ready and if the coach wants me to play, I’ll do it now.”
The 26-year-old concluded saying: “Winning a seventh Europa League is a big aim. Also, the final is here so we’ll do everything possible to win the cup.
“My aim is to play, help the team and that means enjoying myself on the pitch, and scoring and assisting. That’s the aim for me these next few months.”
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