Speaking in his first interview as an Atlético Madrid player, Rodrigo de Paul revealed his delight in joining the LaLiga champions.

“It’s a huge club, but with people who make it feel like a family, as they explained to me from the very first moment. This was my dream, I achieved it, I’m here and I want to continue writing pages at this wonderful club that opened its doors to me.”

On Diego Simeone

“It’s incredible to be coached by one of the best coaches in the world. That’s what his career says, what he achieved is something that will last forever. Alongside him, I will learn a lot and that motivates me a lot. We see football in a similar way, we feel it in a very similar way. I 100% believe that the competition in the squad will make us all better and I’m here to compete and help the team.”