Anwar Ibrahim (Cairo)
After years of extraordinary brilliance with his former club, Olympique Lyon, the Dutchman, Memphis Depay, moved to Barcelona this summer, hoping to achieve his ambitions to win championships and titles with the “Catalan” club.
In an interview with the newspaper “Sport”, Depay talked about his first impressions in “Barcelona” and his eagerness and longing to win championships, and prove his talent, abilities and merit by obtaining a distinguished position among the best strikers in Europe.
Depay arrived in Barcelona several days ago, after a long summer vacation, which followed his country’s exit from the round of 16 of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, and played his first friendly match with “Barca” against Girona and scored a goal from a penalty kick.
Depay began his dialogue by saying: I came to Barcelona to win trophies, this is undoubtedly, and I will do everything in my power to help my new team achieve its goals.
He added, “I am looking forward to the role that I will play, but in any case, the most important thing for me is to benefit the team and shine with it.”
And if the competition in Barcelona is fierce, especially among the attacking elements, with the presence of Messi, Griezmann and Aguero, but Depay said with confidence: I have no worries about this matter. He added: Indeed, we are many attackers, but we are all different from the other, for example, I have skills and strengths that are different from those of Aguero or other players.
Regarding his participation for the first time with a team for which the great star Lionel Messi plays, Depay said: It is wonderful to play alongside the best player in the world, but the team also includes many talents, and it is my honor to play alongside them, win with them, and achieve titles together.
Depay arrived in Barcelona at the age of technical maturity, as he is 27 years old, and finished a recent season with Olympique Lyon, and he is at his best, and this gives him confidence in himself and in his ability to reserve a fixed place in the “Barca” squad, in addition to the support and support of the coach. Dutchman Ronald Koeman has him, as he is the one who sought to include him in “Barca”, because he knows him well since he was technical director of the “orange” team.