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"Playing for a club like Villarreal means everything to me"

05 / 08 / 2022

Kiko Femenía was presented this morning at the Training Ground as a new Villarreal player

New Villarreal CF signing Kiko Femenía was presented this Friday in front of the media. The full-back spoke alongside CEO Fernando Roig Negueroles. Here are the standout quotes from the former Watford player:

Thte signing and his first few days as a Yellow

“When my agent told me that Villarreal wanted me, I didn’t believe it. For me, playing at a club like Villarreal is everything, and because of that, I’m really grateful to Fernando for bringing me here. I hope to make the most of this chance, and above all, be happy, which is how things work out best. I expected the adaptation period to be much more difficult than it’s being, but the good atmosphere and friendly nature of the dressing room is making it a lot easier.”

A more complete player

“I’m a completely distinct player than the one who left Deportivo Alavés. My time in England helped me to learn a lot, as I’ve had a number of managers from whom I’ve learned distinct things which have helped me become a much more complete player.”

Fitness

“At first, I thought it was something worse than what it was because I was in a lot of pain, but two days later, I’m much better, I can walk normally and put weight on my foot. I’m a lot better, and I hope to be available next week alongside my team-mates. I’ve not kicked a ball yet, but I’m happy with how things are evolving. I need to move step by step.”

Role in the team under Emery

“He likes his full-backs to be out wide, it’s a team who play out from the back. It’s a style that suits me and I hope to adapt as soon as possible. I’m ready for whatever’s needed. He wants me to play like I am, to not change my style. I need to get on board with the concepts that the team have, which are very defined.”

Aims

“On a personal level, I want to play as much as possible and help the club as much as possible. As a group, we want to go game by game. Fighting to be among the top four is exciting. However, what is most important is being focused on the upcoming Conference League tie and the first league match, which is Valladolid to try and win that and start the season in the best way possible.”

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