Adriano’s first statements as an Eagle

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Updated: July 25, 2016

Adriano Correia, Beşiktaş‘ latest transfer, has given his first interview as an Eagle. Here is what the former Barcelona left back, who today passed his medical exam, had to say:

“The championship is in my spirit”

“I’m very happy I’m going to wear the Beşiktaş jersey. I’m going play in a team that become champions last year. The championship is in my spirit. I came to Istanbul to experience another championship and to be succesful in the Champions League.”

“We had some questions marks”

Adriano says the club was very keen on signing him: “This was one of the reasons I choose Beşiktaş. Me and my wife had some question marks in our heads because of the incidents. We weren’t very keen on coming here, but the board members told us about Turkey and convinced us. Since we landed in Istanbul we have been very impressed and we were welcomed in a very beautiful environment.”

“The fans shocked me”

“I was shocked when I left the pasport control and saw the interest of the Beşiktaş fans. They made me feel very good. That’s when I thought to myself ‘it’s a good thing I accepted this offer’. I’m happy I came to a well-known club in Europe and I’m going to give everything I have.”

“I didn’t speak to Arda”

“I didn’t speak to Arda. Manager Ahmet Bulut was the most influential name in my transfer. I want to thank officials Umut Güner and Emre Kocadağ. I’m now a part of the Beşiktaş family as well.”

Source: Amkspor

Yusuf Paklaci

Editor at Beşiktaş International
Living in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where I was born and raised. Student Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Have been a Beşiktaş fan for many years. Editor at Beşiktaş International since 2015.
Yusuf Paklaci