Luka Jović spoke to the media after his presentation at the Santiago Bernabéu press room accompanied by Emilio Butragueño. The director of Institutional Relations said: “It is a pleasure to welcome you to Real Madrid on behalf of all of us who are part of the club. You have made sacrifices to be here and thanks to your effort and talent you fulfill the dream of wearing this jersey. We wish you the best and we are convinced that lots of success awaits you here”.
Jović then explained his first feelings as a Whites’ player: “I’m the happiest young man in the world. I’m very happy to belong to the biggest club in the world and I hope to live up to the expectations. It’s an incredible feeling stepping out on the pitch and playing for this team. It’s something special to be here today”.
“I will try to do my best, play as much as possible and show what I do best. I’m here to play, to fight and I hope to have time to show what I can do. I try to focus on the pitch and meet expectations. The story has got bigger and the media has written a lot about that. I’m very happy to be here and I hope that next season is better for Real Madrid because I know that last season was not very good”.
Message for the fans
“This is the biggest club in the world and it’s a great pleasure to play here. I will give 100% and I will try to help the team to try to achieve everything we can”.
Did you sleep in the Real Madrid jersey?
“Yes. It is true. It was given to me by a friend of my father and since I was a child, I’ve been a Real Madrid fan. As soon as I found out about the offer, I accepted it immediately. I didn’t know of any other offer from another team. That’s what my agent deals with”.
Competition in the squad
“It is very big, but with hard work I can get an opportunity and if I take it I will stay and if I do not take it, it will be my fault. I have to learn a lot. In this club there are excellent players and I have to learn from them and improve”.
Praise for Hazard
“He is a fantastic player and one of the best in the world. It will be a pleasure to share a changing room with him”.
“He is one of the best forwards around. When he arrived here I was 11 years old and I hope to learn a lot from him. I can play with him, but the coach will decide what’s best for the team”.
Ideal position and football role models
“I have not talked to the coach yet. I have played as a second strike or lone striker. My role model at Real Madrid was Ronaldo and right now I do not want to pick out anyone from the squad because we are all teammates”.
Number of goals and squad number?
“It would be good to repeat the number from this year, I will give everything in training to get minutes in games. As for the squad number, is not important, they do not play football”.
Five goals in a match with Eintracht
“It was one of many good times from last season. I hope to repeat something like that with Real Madrid”.
What title would you like to win with Real Madrid?
“The Champions League”.
“I’m shy but I do not want to talk much about me.”