Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes revealed why he opted to move Barcelona over Real Madrid
The 22-year-old young midfielder feels that his identity and his way of playing football relates to the giant Spanish club Barcelona.
After a big chasing by two most high profile club of football world Real Madrid and Barcelona the young Portugal midfielder completed his move from Valencia and he has recently signed a five years deal with Barcelona.
After completing his move to Barcelona Andre Gomes said, “I am grateful that Barcelona have given me this opportunity. This is a dream. I am delighted to be part of Barcelona and I now just want to enjoy myself here and win a lot of titles with this club,"
"I personally prefer Barcelona [over Madrid] because the club relates to my way of playing football and to my identity.
"I had to make a decision that I thought was best for me and my family. I never had any doubts when Barcelona came knocking. It is an honor to be wearing the Barcelona jersey. I want to win it all here."
"We have a lot of players in midfield at Barcelona and they are all great. I have many references here. But I want to keep developing and learning. I am only 22, almost 23, and I have time to adapt and improve as a player. I want to work hard and give my all,"
"The most important thing is what the coach requires from me. I have to adapt to Barcelona's philosophy. I don't care in which position I play. I am most concerned with adapting to my new surroundings. I will need the support of the coach and my team-mates. I spoke with Luis Enrique on the phone and he told me he was very happy that I'm joining Barcelona.
"The competition for places is not a problem. I respect everyone and want to give my all. All the players here are great. I came here to learn, it is not as if I feel like Messi." Gomes added.
It seems like the 22-year-old midfielder is so lucky as he already played alongside with Cristiano Ronaldo from their national team and now going to play with Lionel Messi.
Andre Gomes said, “Messi and Ronaldo are both great. It is an honor to be playing with them. They each have their own style,"
"The most important thing for me right now is Messi and Barcelona, because I am not with the national team now.
"I am looking forward to teaming up with Messi and other stars like [Andres] Iniesta. Messi and Iniesta are references to me."