Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez or easily referred to as Isco was officially presented as a Real Madrid player today amid loud applause and cheers of “Isco Isco” from a crowd of nearly 8,000 at Bernabeu.
Florentino Perez took the stage first where he said:
He had offers from other clubs but he chose the most important club in history. Here you will meet many unique players in football and one of the best locker rooms that one can have as a president.
This club has great players but its an obligation to improve your sporting bets. We want players with a high level of self-demand and hunger for winning and to win hearts of our people, and be aware of the big responsibility. So we present to our fans – Isco.
At 21 he’s won football fans with his creative play and imaginative plans. He’s a youngster who is fully prepared and has had a great season and additionally thrilled us all at UEFA Under-21 where he picked highest praise from all experts. Also he won Golden Boy 2012 which rewards best Under-21 player in Europe and has also played with the national team. He is one of the distinct players who showed his talent with the historic Malaga (season).
Madridismo seduces you, always wants more. You (Isco) are coming to a club where the word ‘impossible’ doesnt’ exist and there is high level of demand but we’ll always be by your side. We believe in you, in your class and in your talent.
Isco at the time of presentation said:
Firstly I would like to thank the efforts of the president and the efforts of my family. There is nothing bigger than being at Real Madrid, it is the top. I hope to enjoy a lot here and win many titles.
Later he stepped into the press room with Emilio Butragueno by his side to answer questions from the media.
Thanks to the people who came to the stadium to welcome me. I have come to the biggest club there is and want to do big things in Madrid.
Winning a place in the greatest team in the world is complicated, but if I thought I couldn’t do it, I wouldn’t have come here. I have the ability to adapt to different positions.
There will be no trouble for me in finding a place. I have come here to succeed and look for my place. I hope I can get it.
I come here with no pressure, if I have signed, it is because they believe in me. I have the pressure to win many titles, enjoy with my football and just to enjoy.
I have been a lifelong fan of Malaga and now I am in Madrid and I am one more Madridista out there. Nobody is going to question my commitment to Real Madrid.
It is important that someone who has won everything in football as Zidane has, is interested in you. But I also knew that I wanted to play here and I am here. Ancelotti has won many titles, leagues and champions, the statistics are there.
(On his dog being called Messi) I will continue to call my dog Messi because otherwise he won’t listen to me. Also had another dog named Figo. It’s just an anecdote, it means nothing.
It is true that I had many offers from other clubs in Europe but I always wanted to play for Real Madrid.
Morata was with me in my room during the Euro U21 and spoke highly of Real Madrid but he didn’t have to convince me at all. I knew that I wanted to be in Madrid.
I didn’t kiss the badge because I’ve just got here. I want to win the praise of the fans on the pitch.”