Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic , the latest signing of Atletico Madrid for the next three seasons , is ready to debut and expects to play minutes on Saturday against Inter in the Metropolitan Wanda, said in an interview on the club’s website the new and ” happy ” ‘9’ from the rojiblanco team.
It is a word that he repeated in his first impressions as a Madrid player in the club’s official media. ” I am very happy to come here, at Atlético de Madrid, because it is a great team, which plays the Champions League every year and always fights for the first positions, I am very happy, ” he remarked.
He trains with the team since Thursday afternoon, barely an hour and a half after the announcement of his signing by the club rojiblanco from Milan. ” It was good, it’s the first time I’ve seen my new teammates and I’m happy to train with players and a top coach ,” said the 30-year-old striker.
This Saturday, against Inter in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, he will have the first opportunity to play against his fans and with the Atlético de Madrid shirt. ” I’m very happy to play in this stadium, I always give my best in every game and I hope to play, ” said the striker, who will wear the number ‘9’, as announced by the club this Friday, the same number with which scored goals in Hajduk Split, Blackburn Rovers, Dnipro and Fiorentina.
Kalinic, who does not like to talk about him (” Better to see me play and know how to play “, he points), also looks at the European Supercup next Wednesday against Real Madrid in Tallinn. ” Of course we will try to win the title, I am very happy to be part of the team and we hope to do our best to win, ” he said.