Work, sacrifice and sweat. Villarreal forward, Carlos Bacca, was officially presented to Yellows fans today as a new Villarreal player in an event led by the club’s President, Fernando Roig. The Colombian was welcomed by around a thousand fans at the Villarreal CF Training Ground (Ciudad Deportiva)and emphasized, “I promise to work hard and give everything I have inside of me for this team”.
In this respect, Bacca continued that the Villarreal is the perfect place for him to keep growing. “I made this decision thinking about what was best for me, for my career and for my family. I’ve come with the mentality to stay and the only way to do that is with hard work, sacrifice and by helping the team. My goal was to continue playing in a competitive league, like the Spanish league, and in a competitive team, like Villarreal”.
Villarreal President, Fernando Roig, explained that the arrival of the Colombian comes with a lot of hopes and expectations. “He is a great footballer who is with us now and who I’m sure will make give us all many happy moments. We welcome him and want him to know that this is the place for him to grow and wish him the best of luck”.
The striker was very happy, especially after having received such a great welcome. “I’m very happy to embark on this new adventure at a great club, a club that is a family. Zapata, Musacchio, Matías Fernández… many of my Milan teammates told me great things about this club, but those words don’t live up to what I’ve experienced on my arrival here. From day one, I’ve felt at home”.
A guaranteed goal scorer
Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada (Puerto Colombia, 08/09/1986) comes to Villarreal CF as a renowned goal scorer. The Colombian started his football career playing for the Atlético Junior youth teams. From there, he went on to play for Barranquilla FC, Minervén FC, Club Brujas, Sevilla FC and AC Milan. Throughout his professional career he has scored 165 goals in 336 games.
Last season, Bacca played 34 matches for AC Milan in Serie A, the Italian Supercopa and the Italian Cup (14 goals). Bacca is an international for the Colombia national team, for whom he has 39 caps (13 goals).