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Lucas Silva: "I must confess that I got nervous when I stepped on the pitch"

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After confirming that he will wear number 16 for Real Madrid, Lucas Silva spoke to the press at the Santiago Bernabéu and shared some thoughts about his new club.

I was in front of all the trophies and I want to win every title available. There were other clubs involved in my potential move away from Cruzeiro but I wanted to join Real Madrid and thankfully that's what happened.

Silva described his attributes as a player.

I have technique but I also like to hold my position to give my team a good balance in the midfield.

Real's new signing also spoke about his feelings when meeting Florentino Pérez and wearing Real Madrid's shirt for the first time.

This is the first time I spoke to him, he welcomed me well and I got a strong sense of trust from the beginning, I now need to give my best on the pitch. It was a great feeling to wear Real's shirt, I must confess that I got nervous when I first stepped on the pitch with the fans and the press. I could feel the atmosphere and I'm ready to play as soon as possible.

Silva hasn't featured in a match for 50 days or so, but he feels ready to go.

I feel ready, maybe at 80% of my capabilities, I will train with the squad today and I want to do my best to adapt to this new club at be at the coach's disposal. Being a starter is one of my goals, but I need to take things step by step, one step at a time. I will try to find my place in this team, we don't know when this will happen. I still have to see what I need to adjust and change to adapt to European football, but I believe that my game will adapt properly.

When asked about his position as a Defensive midfielder, Silva spoke about Toni Kroos.

It will be a big pleasure to play alongside these big players, I've been watching Toni Kroos' play lately and it will be an honor to be his teammate and maybe play with him as well.

Emilio Butragueño was asked about why Real Madrid had the need to sign Silva now, and his answer was very clear.

This was a good chance for us. He think he will help us a lot now, and that's why we signed him.

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