At a press conference with North American media, Sergiño Dest, the first American footballer to play in Barça's first team, acknowledged having fulfilled "a dream" by arriving at the club. "It's a very big challenge and this keeps me motivated every day," he explained.
Likewise, he is proud to have been the first American to make his debut in an official match with Barça. "I don't feel the pressure, in the negative sense of the word. Yes in the positive sense. I am the first American to debut with Barça and I'm very proud. Now I want to be the first to succeed at Barça," he added. The press conference was held at the Ciutat Esportiva and ESPN, LA Times, NYTimes, Washington Post, BeIn USA, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Sports, Forbes and the club's own media participated.