FC Barcelona players all smiles after Gamper victory
Debutant André Gomes among the players that speak to the press after the 3-2 win against Sampdoria
Following the 3-2 victory over Sampdoria in the Joan Gamper Trophy, a number of players spoke to the media. Here is a selection of thgeir post-match quotes:
“It was great to put the Barça shirt on. And I’m so happy to have gone out there and enjoyed myself with my team-mates. They made it so much easier for me.”
“I haven’t been with the squad long, but I hope to adapt quickly.”
“It was my first game at the Camp Nou in a Barça shirt and I’m very happy. We are feeling great ahead of the Spanish Super Cup this weekend.”
“I feel comfortable playing with Messi. He makes it all so much easier. The truth is we’ve developed a great understanding.”
“I think I got a lot of playing time last year. I’ve been in the first team for quite a few years and what I needed was to play.”
“The team has prepared well this preseason and we’re really looking forward to competitive matches”.
“Playing full-back for Barça is like playing in midfield. We dominate the ball for long periods. It has made me think more about defensive duties and especially when we play against big teams that attack us.”
“We’ve been having some really good seasons and winning titles. We have to carry on doing that”.
“I’m very happy to have played in this stadium. It felt great to get to play for a few minutes.”
“The most important thing is to be focused. Your team-mates make the rest much easier”.
“The idea is to learn from the great players in this team and make the most of every chance I get”.
“I felt fine. I think I’ll learn a lot from my team-mates. I’ll do all I can to help the team and play as ,many games as possible”.